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Lentil Calentado

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 2

Ingredients

1
tablespoon of vegetable oil
White rice (or whatever rice you have left over)
Cooked lentils
Whatever type of meat you have left over
Fried eggs (1 per plate)

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No nutrition information available for this recipe

Expert Tips

You can add the raw egg to the rice mixture and let everything cook together.

Calentado is one of the most traditional breakfasts you can find in Colombia. It’s so versatile that there isn’t one single universal recipe, but what all its variations have in common are the ingredients because they tend to come from the leftovers of other meals. This dish is so popular that it can be eaten at any time of day, especially for breakfast. I recommend adding a fried egg on the side. To take advantage of the lucky New Year’s lentils that you might have leftover, you can also prepare a delicious breakfast to start the year off right: lentil calentado! Enjoy!

You can add plantains, arepas, and/or avocados as side.

The portions will depend on how many ingredients you add to the mixture.

Directions

  • 1 Heat up the vegetable oil in a saucepan. Once it’s hot, add the rice and lentils, mix well. Fry for a few minutes, stirring constantly. Add the meat and mix well.
  • 2 Fry the egg in a separate pan. Once everything is ready you can serve it all together.

Calentado is one of the most traditional breakfasts you can find in Colombia. It’s so versatile that there isn’t one single universal recipe, but what all its variations have in common are the ingredients because they tend to come from the leftovers of other meals. This dish is so popular that it can be eaten at any time of day, especially for breakfast. I recommend adding a fried egg on the side. To take advantage of the lucky New Year’s lentils that you might have leftover, you can also prepare a delicious breakfast to start the year off right: lentil calentado! Enjoy!

Rate and Comment

Natalia Carter Natalia Carter
September 27, 2015

Calentado is one of the most traditional breakfasts you can find in Colombia. It’s so versatile that there isn’t one single universal recipe, but what all its variations have in common are the ingredients because they tend to come from the leftovers of other meals. This dish is so popular that it can be eaten at any time of day, especially for breakfast. I recommend adding a fried egg on the side. To take advantage of the lucky New Year’s lentils that you might have leftover, you can also prepare a delicious breakfast to start the year off right: lentil calentado! Enjoy!