This elegant and subtle dish highlights the unique flavors and textures of our French Gourmet Blend, a medley of earthy rice, lentils and wild mushrooms. Complemented by sun-dried tomatoes, caramelized onions and a hint of white wine, this dish makes a great side for roast chicken or pork.

Prep time: 5 min

Cook time: 40 min

Total time: 45 min

Rustic Lentil-Rice Pilaf with Caramelized Onions
Copyright Recipe © 2015 Woodland Foods



  1. Combine French Gourmet Blend, stock and 1/4 teaspoon salt in saucepan set over high heat. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for 30 to 35 minutes, then remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes.

  2. While rice cooks, place sun-dried tomatoes in small bowl and cover with boiling water. Let sit 5 minutes, then drain. Set aside.

  3. Heat butter and olive oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and 1/4 teaspoon salt, and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and deep golden-brown. Stir in reserved sun-dried tomatoes, thyme and wine, and cook, stirring constantly, until wine evaporates, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

  4. Fluff cooked French Gourmet Blend with fork, and transfer to serving bowl. Add onion mixture, and toss gently to combine. Adjust seasoning, if necessary. Serve hot.