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Lentil Rice and Beggie Bake Recipe

Looking for an easy Lentil Rice and Beggie Bake recipe? Learn how to make Lentil Rice and Beggie Bake using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by debbwl56

Makes 4 servings



This was good, but nothing spectacular. I cooked the rice and lentils in the same pot, and instead of sprinkling the second half of the spices over top, I mixed them into the remaining tomato sauce. Instead of a fresh tomato, I used half a can of petite diced tomatoes. This has a great combination of vegetables, but I think it could benefit from a little extra tomato sauce on top, or perhaps some cayenne pepper in with the spices. Still, I thought this was pretty good, very healthy and I'll probably make it again. I substituted cauliflower for the zucchini and marinara sauce for the tomato sauce.

Recipe Ingredients for Lentil Rice and Beggie Bake

1/2 cup uncooked long grain white rice
2 1/2 cups water
1 cup red lentils
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 small onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 fresh tomato, chopped
1/3 cup chopped celery
1/3 cup chopped carrots
1/3 cup chopped zucchini
8 ounce tomato sauce
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 salt and pepper to taste

Recipe Directions for Lentil Rice and Beggie Bake

  1. Place the rice and 1 cup water in a pot, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 20 minutes. Place lentils in a pot with the remaining 1 1/2 cups water, and bring to a boil. Cook 15 minutes, or until tender.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  3. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat, and stir in the onion and garlic. Mix in tomato, celery, carrots, zucchini, and 1/2 the tomato sauce. Season with 1/2 the basil, 1/2 the oregano, 1/2 the cumin, salt, and pepper. Cook until vegetables are tender.

  4. In a casserole dish, mix the rice, lentils, and vegetables. Top with remaining tomato sauce, and sprinkle with remaining basil, oregano, and cumin.

  5. Bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until bubbly.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 342.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
298
Calories from Fat
19
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
2.1g
3%
Saturated Fat
0.3g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
324mg
13%
Potassium
817mg
23%
Total Carbohydrates
55.1g
18%
Dietary Fiber
17.0g
68%
Sugars
6.9g
Protein
16.7g
Vitamin A 31% Vitamin C 22%
Calcium 7% Iron 37%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
95% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Very low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • High in iron
  • High in manganese
  • High in vitamin A
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