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Hearty Rice Cooker Pasta w/ Lentils

  • Author: Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings


Get ready for an easy, hearty, and vegan protein-packed meal that you can put together in 30 minutes– our Rice Cooker Pasta w/ Lentils is definitely going to change the game.


  • 2 cups fusilli pasta (gluten-free if needed)
  • 2 cups vegetable broth (we recommend the low-sodium and oil-free Engine 2 brand)
  • 1 can cooked green lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup frozen vegetable mix
  • 1/2 medium white onion, diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 25 oz. oil-free marinara (we used the Whole Foods Market 365 brand)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Garnish with (optional):


  1. Add all of the ingredients into your 8-cup rice cooker pot and mix thoroughly until uniform, making sure that the liquid is at least 1/4” above the pasta and lentils.
  2. Cover and set it to cook on the “white rice” setting. Cook for about 15-20 minutes, mixing halfway through. *
  3. Remove lid and allow the Spanish rice to cool for 5 minutes, then season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve with a sprinkle of vegan parmesan and fresh basil.


  • It will take about 15-20 minutes to cook the pasta, depending on your rice cooker.
  • Based on your feedback we have updated this recipe to use cooked rather than dry lentils! 🙂
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Entree, Pasta
  • Method: Rice Cooker
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Keywords: Entree, Pasta, Lentil, Pasta, Easy, Vegan, Rice Cooker