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Candida Friendly Lentil Stir Fry with Teriyaki Sauce

Total Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4


  • 2 tbsp sesame oil

  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced

  • 2 tsps fresh ginger, minced

  • ½ red onion, diced

  • 1 broccoli crown, chopped into florets

  • 2 packages of cauliflower rice

  • 4 carrots, chopped

  • 1 pepper, thinly sliced

  • ¾ cup dried lentils

  • 2 cups water

  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste

  • ½ tsp onion powder

  • ½ tsp garlic powder

  • Optional toppings: green onion, sesame seeds, chili flakes

  • Candida friendly teriyaki sauce


  1. Prepare lentils by adding them to a colander, give them a good rinse in water. Then add 2 cups of water to a small sized pot.

  2. Add in the lentils, bring the water to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, and cook for about 20 - 30 minutes uncovered. You may need to continuously add water as they cook as the lentils absorb some of the water (the lentils should be just covered with water as they cook).

  3. The lentils will be done cooking when they are soft and not crunchy (old lentils tend to not cook very fast and may still be crunchy after 30 minutes). When they’re done, strain the water out of the lentils, add them back to the pot and season with sea salt and pepper. Then allow them to cool on the side.

  4. In the meantime, prepare the teriyaki sauce.

  5. Heat up a large pan on medium heat, add in 1 tbsp sesame oil and the cauliflower rice. Season with sea salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Allow to cook for about 10 - 15 minutes. Remove from heat when done, set aside and cover to keep warm.

  6. Heat up a large wok or large sized frying pan, then add 1 tbsp of sesame oil and red onion. Cook for about 2 minutes or until the onion starts to turn translucent. Then add ginger, garlic, broccoli, carrots, and peppers. Allow to cook for about 10 - 15 minutes.

  7. You can add the cauliflower rice to the pan and mix everything together or you can divide the cauliflower rice up onto plates and add the veggies on top.

  8. Then add ½ cup of lentils to your plate right before serving.

  9. Top with teriyaki sauce, green onion, chili flakes, and sesame seeds.


  • If you want to make this dish not candida friendly, you can substitute the cauliflower rice for white rice instead.

  • If you are cleansing from candida, I recommend sticking to a 1/2 cup measurement of lentils per serving. This is obviously a generalized recommendation and will vary depending on your body's needs, but as a whole, starches should be kept to a minimum if you have an overgrowth of candida.

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