Thai Lentil and Rice Salad

Inspired by Thai flavors, this vibrant lentil and rice salad is packed with color and texture! For extra protein, add shredded rotisserie chicken.

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Thai Lentil and Rice Salad

Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 20 mins


  • 1 bag Success® Jasmine Rice
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 can (15 oz) canned lentils, drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 tbsp red curry paste
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • 1 carrot, peeled into ribbons
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 tbsp fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges


  • Prepare this hearty vegetarian salad for your next Meatless Monday meal and enjoy a filling and satisfying dish. Serve with aromatic and fluffy Success® Jasmine Rice for maximum flavor in every bite.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet set over medium heat; sauté lentils and curry paste for 5 to 8 minutes or until well coated and fragrant. Add soy sauce; cook for 1 minute. Stir in spinach; cook for 1 minute or until just starting to wilt.

    Step 3

  • Spoon rice onto large serving plate. Top with lentil mixture and carrot ribbons. Sprinkle green onions and cilantro over top. Serve with lime wedges.

    Recipe Tips

    Once peeled, soak carrot ribbons in ice water to maintain tight curls.

    Use kale or Swiss chard in place of spinach, if desired.

Pantry Staple Deliciousness

This dish takes some of our favorite pantry staples — jasmine rice and lentils — to a whole new level! Thanks to a simple cooking method, you’re less than 30 minutes away from a tasty, Thai-inspired dish made with easy-to-find ingredients.

To complement the rice and legumes in the recipe, we’ve added fresh spinach, peeled carrots, cilantro and green onions. We recommend a squeeze of fresh, zesty lime juice to really bring everything together!

Need to use up more of the curry paste you bought? Try it in our Beef Massaman Curry or something a little simpler, like an Instant Pot Red Curry Chicken and Rice Soup. While red curry paste tends to be spicy, as it is made with red chilies, you can decrease the spice level by using less. Or, opt for a milder Thai curry paste such as yellow or green which are made with milder chilies and a fragrant mixture of herbs and spices.

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