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Lentil Rice Casserole

Easy and versatile!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup uncooked lentils
  • 1/2 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 1/4 cup minced dried onion or one small onion, diced
  • 3 cups hot water + chicken or vegetable bouillon or chicken broth, or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

  2. Mix all ingredients in 2 to 2 1/2 quart casserole dish. I use a 9 inch square baking dish.

  3. Cover tightly.

  4. Bake for 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until lentils are tender and rice is cooked.

  5. During last 20 minutes of baking, top with 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese (optional).

  6. Stir in cheese just prior to serving.