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Herbed Lentils and Rice Casserole

Herbed Lentils and Rice Casserole

50 Ratings
50 Ratings
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Herbed Lentils and Rice Casserole
Makes: 4 servings
Total Cost: $$$$

Lentils and brown rice are combined with flavorful herbs and onions and topped with cheese for a delicious side dish.

Ingredients

  • 2 2/3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup dry lentils (sorted and rinsed)
  • 3/4 cup onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup brown rice (dry)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil (fresh or dried)
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese (divided)

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. In a 2 1/2 quart casserole dish add the chicken broth, lentils, onions, brown rice, water, spices, and 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese.
  3. Stir to combine.
  4. Cover with foil and bake at 350 °F for 2 hours,
  5. Check casserole after 1 hour and add more broth if it seems dry.
  6. Remove foil and top with remaining cheese.
  7. Bake another 2 or 3 minutes until all the cheese is melted.

Notes

Learn more about:

Source:

The Bold and Beautiful Book of Bean Recipes - Washington State WIC Program

Original name - Kelly's Herbed Lentils and Rice Casserole

Nutrition Information

Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 285
Total Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 8 mg
Sodium 148 mg
Carbohydrates 44 g
Dietary Fiber 10 g
Total Sugars 4 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 18 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 152 mg
Iron 4 mg
Potassium 609 mg

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Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 285
Total Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Linoleic Acid 0 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.1 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 8 mg
Carbohydrates 44 g
Dietary Fiber 10 g
Total Sugars 4 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 18 g
Minerals
Calcium 152 mg
Potassium 609 mg
Sodium 148 mg
Copper 436 mcg
Iron 4 mg
Magnesium 80 mg
Phosphorus 378 mg
Selenium 13 mcg
Zinc 2 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 23 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.4 mg
Vitamin B12 0.4 mg
Vitamin C 4 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 0 mg
Vitamin K 8 mcg
Folate 195 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.3 mg
Riboflavin 0.2 mg
Niacin 5 mg
Choline 49 mg

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MyPlate Food Groups

Vegetables 3/4 cups
Grains 1 ounces
Protein Foods 2 ounces
Dairy 1/4 cups

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