Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Lentil Rice Casserole

This easy, healthy & delicious dish has become a family favorite... and always seems to disappear quickly, any time it is served. -- It could also be easily converted into a vegetarian dish, if wanted! Enjoy!!
Ingredients
  • 6 cups Broth (I use Chicken broth, or water w/ bouillon)
  • 1 1/2 cups Lentils
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1 cup chopped Onion (alternative: 1/2 cup of dried minced onion)
  • 1 teaspoon of salt (omit if using a salted broth, or the bouillon method)
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic powder (though I always add more!!)
  • Grated/chopped (or frozen) vegetables of your choice (optional)
    I've used zucchini, carrots, peas, corn, broccoli, squash, etc...
  • Approx 2 cups Cheddar cheese (optional)
Instructions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 300-325 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  2. Mix first eight ingredients together in a 9x13 pan
  3. Cover & Bake for 2 - 21/2 hours
  4. During the last 45 minutes of bake time, stir in your grated veggies
  5. During the last few minutes, top with cheese, if desired

2 comments:

Shirk Family said...

thanks Tiph! I can't wait to make this! See you soon I hope!

Kenny & Kate said...

Thank You! We tried this for the first time last night and it was amazing - good hot or cold!