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!!
  • 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)
  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


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!