Sweet Potato Lentil and Wild Rice Cholent [Vegan]

We had Jon's family over this weekend for a fantastic and energizing visit, so this is a retroactive post from our Friday night dinner :)

Gluten Free Dairy Free Kosher Cholent crock pot

6 oz. organic dry lentils
3 organic carrots
4.5 cups water
1 large sweet potato, cooked and chopped into small chunks
1 small yellow onion, chopped
sea salt and pepper
2 T. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 c. organic long grain "black" (Minnesota) wild rice
1/4 c. shredded organic coconut
10 whole cloves
2 T. earth balance vegan butter
1/4 c. natural brown sugar (optional)
2 T. cinnamon
1 T. garlic powder

Coat the inside of your Crockpot with nonstick cooking spray. Combine lentils, rice, and water in the slow cooker first. Chop up the cooked sweet potato and onion and add to the mixture. Add all of the seasonings, the Earth Balance, and coconut and stir well until everything is mixed. Cover and cook on low for at least 6-8 hours until the rice is tender. Serve hot with a sprinkle of cinnamon.

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  1. This looks yummy, but I have a few questions. Do you think it would work with [yellow] split peas instead of lentils? Also, is there a reason why you put the lentils under the sweet potatoes? I was always taught to put potatoes/root and hard veges on the bottom. Thanks, I love Jewish comfort food like cholent and adore crockpot meals - especially when they are healthy!

  2. Hi M!

    Yes, yellow split peas would work just as well- they lack the protein and fiber of lentils, however.
    There is no reason I put the lentils under the sweet potato... since the potato was already cooked it didn't matter what was on the bottom. You are correct in the ordering of foods in a slow cooker in general- I"m just a rule breaker :)
    Glad you like the recipe, let me know how your pea version turns out!

  3. I needed a vegan recipe for the crockpot, but had to use what I had in the kitchen. So I substituted a couple of things.....hope to let you know how it turns out. Used black lentils ; used yams in place of sweet potatoes; used red rice in place of wild rice.
    also, I have some time constraints so it will have to cook for about 24 hours......
    it smells yummy.


  4. I'm trying this today. I think I'll try to shoot it, but I don't think it will be as pretty as your picture!

  5. I love sweet potatoes! Will try this one out! Thanks for the recipe.


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