Monday, February 23, 2009

Monday: Brown Lentil Casserole

I don't know about you, but I never seem to know what to do with a bag of Lentils! I am pretty sure I have a bag or two that have been sitting in my cupboard for months!

Jane Keevy gives us some direction here with her brown lentil casserole recipe. Thanks for your submission, Jane!


Here is what you need:
1 1/2 cups chicken broth (may substitute water instead)
1/2 cup long grain white rice
1/2 cup brown lentils
1 small onion
1 15 1/2 ounce can tomatoes-stewed or chopped
1/2 tsp each-basil, oregano and salt
1 T. minced garlic
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Salad greens and dressing

Step 1:
Combine the rice, lentils, onion, broth, tomatoes (undrained), garlic, basil, oregano, and salt in a 1 1/2 quart baking dish that has been coated with cooking spray. Stir to combine.

Step 2: Cover and bake in a 350* oven for 45 minutes, or until rice and lentils are tender.

Step 3: Grate some cheese while it's baking

Step 4: Take out of the oven and top with the shredded cheese. Place back into the oven uncovered, just until the cheese has melted.

Step 4: Mix up a nice bowl of salad greens and dressing

Step 5: Remove from oven and serve the salad greens and dressing as a side dish.

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MommaHughes said...

Yum YUm YUM! Doesn't the cheese make it look heavenly? :)

Netts Nook said...

I love lentils this looks great can't wait to try.

newlyweds said...

This looks so good, we love lentils, and this will be a good recipe to use during the lenten season.

BREE said...

This looks super good and easy!

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Carey said...

This is absolutely going on next week's menu. Looks delicious... like a good hearty cold weather dish. Yum!

Amy Ellen said...

looks very good. and very healthy. i'll have to try this one soon... gotta buy the lentils first.

AE at

Lisa said...

I made this for dinner tonight. 45 minutes in a covered dish at 350 is not long enough. After 45 minutes it was still soupy so I took off the lid and let it cook for another 15--20 minutes before adding the cheese.

Jennifer said...

I just made this tonight for dinner. It was SO DELICIOUS! I'm with Lisa though, I had to cook it a little longer. Thanks for all the great recipes!