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Spiced Rice-Lentil Squares -V A Recipe

Looking for an easy Spiced Rice-Lentil Squares -V A recipe? Learn how to make Spiced Rice-Lentil Squares -V A using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by amydrummond

Makes 12 servings



A vegetarian version of an Iraqi fried beef dish.

Recipe Ingredients for Spiced Rice-Lentil Squares -V A

1 1/2 cups brown rice (or 3 cups cooked rice)
1 1/4 cup cooked lentils (drained, liquid reserved)
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt (to taste)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon coriander
1/4 teaspoon cardamom
1/4 teaspoon cayenne or other red pepper
1 tablespoon flax seed
1/2 cup raisins

Recipe Directions for Spiced Rice-Lentil Squares -V A

  1. Cook the rice according to package directions or use leftover rice. Put it in a large mixing bowl and cover until ready to use.

  2. Preheat oven to 375F. Brown the onion in a non-stick pan. Add it to the rice along with all remaining ingredients. Stir well so that seasoning are distributed evenly. If mixture appears dry, add a little of the reserved lentil broth.

  3. Spread mixture into an oiled 9x12-inch pan. Use a spatula or knife to score into 12 equal rectangles. Spray top lightly with olive oil if desired and bake until top is lightly crispy, about 40 minutes.

  4. Allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

  5. Tips:

  6. For flax "egg," mix 1 tablespoon of ground flax seed with 3 tablespoons of warm water. Let it sit for a few minutes until thickened.

  7. For chia "egg," pour 1 tablespoon of chia seeds into 9 tablespoons of water and stir well. Allow to stand at room temperature, stirring occasionally, until a thick gel forms, at least 30 minutes. Use 4 tablespoons of this gel to replace one egg. Refrigerated, the unused portion will keep about 2 weeks.

Categories

Rice, Vegetables, Main Dish, Middle Eastern, Bake, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 62.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
183
Calories from Fat
11
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
1.2g
2%
Saturated Fat
0.2g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
102mg
4%
Potassium
336mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
36.4g
12%
Dietary Fiber
7.6g
30%
Sugars
4.4g
Protein
7.4g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 3% Iron 13%
* 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
  • High in dietary fiber
  • Very high in manganese
  • High in thiamin
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