Lentil Rice with Chicken Shawarma and Salad
Preparation Time: 
20-25 mins
Cooking Time:
20-30 mins
Total Time:
45-60 mins

Lentil Rice with Chicken Shawarma and Salad

Recipe by Dr. Linda Khoshaba and Hellen Khoshaba (mom)


Orange lentils 2 cups
4 cups of water - boil it
1 cup of rice Basmati rice
1 tsp of Better than bouillon
1 yellow large onion
½ tsp Kosher salt
3 chicken breasts, sliced thin
4 tablespoons Olive oil
1 garlic clove
1 tablespoon apple vinegar cider
2 tablespoons chicken shawarma spice, seasoning
½ tsp of crushed black pepper
1 head of Romaine lettuce
1-2 Tomatoes
4 Persian Cucumbers
2 Green onions
4 tsp of Olive oil
1 full Lemon squeezed
1 tsp of Dried Mint
½ tsp of Kosher salt
Lentil Rice with Chicken Shawarma and Salad


Lentil Rice Steps:
  • Boil lentils, until cooked, 20 mins, put on the side
  • Chop 1 yellow large onion
  • Put some olive oil 3 tsp in the pan, saute the onion until caramel 
  • Put 1 tsp of better than bouillon 
  • Put ½ tsp of salt 
  • Add rice - saute the rice in this mix
  • Then add lentils
  • Then add 2 cups of water 
  • Reduce heat to low 
  • Cover and cook low heat until rice is cooked
Chicken Shawarma:

In a mixing bowl, add: 

  • 3 Sliced chicken breasts 
  • Add olive oil 
  • Add Crushed garlic 
  • Add apple cider vinegar 
  • Add black pepper
  • Add chicken shawarma spice 

Mix well and chill in fridge for 20 mins 

Cooking prep:

    • In a heated pan, add the chicken mixture and cook on medium - high heat for 10 mins until cooked through.
Add the chicken on top of the rice/lentil
Salad Steps:

Chop the Romaine lettuce, Tomatoes, Persian Cucumber, Green onions 

  • Add Olive oil 
  • Add Lemon 
  • Add Dried Mint 
  • Add Kosher salt
  • Mix well and serve on top of the rice and chicken

Health Benefits

This recipe is a nutrient-packed meal offering a blend of high-quality protein from chicken and lentils, heart-healthy fats from olive oil, and a wealth of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants from fresh vegetables and spices.

Its high fiber content promotes digestive health and aids in blood sugar control, while the inclusion of ingredients with a low glycemic index makes it suitable for those managing diabetes. This dish is not only flavorful but also supports muscle repair, immune function, and heart health, making it an excellent choice for anyone looking to maintain a balanced and health-conscious diet.

Dr. Linda Khoshaba is the Leading Integrative Health and Hormone Doctor in Scottsdale, Arizona. She has extensive experience working in the field as a Hormone Specialist and Natural Endocrinologist.

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