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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 3
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 180.3
  • Total Fat: 7.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 25.0 mg
  • Sodium: 704.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.5 g
  • Protein: 11.5 g

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Herb Lentils and Rice

Submitted by: LILLAKE
Herb Lentils and Rice

Introduction

A tasty non-meat way to get some extra protein in your diet. A tasty non-meat way to get some extra protein in your diet.
Number of Servings: 3

Ingredients

    2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
    1/2 cup and 1 tbsp dry lentils
    1/2 cup and 1 tbsp chopped onion
    1/4 cup and 2 tbsp uncooked brown rice
    3 tbsp dry white wine, or chicken broth
    1/2 tsp dried basil
    1/8 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp dried oregano
    1/8 tsp dried thyme
    1/8 tsp garlic powder
    1/8 tsp pepper
    3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat Swiss cheese, divided

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Directions

In a bowl, combine the first 11 ingredients; stir in 1/2 cup cheese.
Transfer to a 1-1/2-qt. baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray
Cover and bake at 350*F for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until lentils and rice are tender and liquid is absorbed, stirring twice.
Uncover; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Bake 2-3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.


Number of Servings: 3

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LILLAKE.





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  • Very Good
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is a great, simple way to enjoy lentils and brown rice and was very good just as is! I also enjoy the potential for experimenting. The second time, I added a 1/4 c more rice and 1 cup crushed tomatoes. WOW! Very flavourful! Can reduce sodium by using 1 c water, 1 c chicken broth, too! - 2/6/10

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    We really loved this. I added finely chopped carrots, celery & mushrooms. Thanks- I will make this often! - 10/25/08

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Can be made on low in the crock pot too!!! Just put on low for 3 - 4 hours. - 12/4/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty. This is an amazing, hearty meal/side. I used all vegetable broth for liquid and put it in the crock pot over lunch like others recommended. It was ready for me when I got home. Cheers! to LILLAKE for sharing this recipe. - 7/30/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic tasting. I added some Mild Rotel to the ingredients to rev up the taste & metabolism/calorie burning. This will become a Winter family favorite.
    Thank you for sharing this great meatless recipe! - 12/4/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made this for dinner tonight-- it was so delicious! I made it just like the recipe except I used half swiss and half mozzarella-- my daughter's boyfriend is a vegetarian so every wed when he comes over i get to try a new vegetarian dinner-- we had this with fresh grilled zucchini-- YUM!! thanx - 10/15/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    It was very tasty and if you use red lentils cooks very quickly. Enjoyed greatly. - 12/18/10

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I have a healthier lentil and rice pilaf I make that is of Middle Eastern origin and is vegan. Uses bulgur or rice, onions, garlic, lentils and olive oil and that's it! It is delicious! A Syrian woman gave me the recipe, so it's authentic. Just click my name to find the recipe "m'jedra". - 12/4/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very good. Used hot cheese to give it some kick and since my DH likes everything with hot sauce normally. His first time with lentils and he said he will eat them again. - 10/22/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love lentils and they keep me full. Loved it just the way it is. Thanks so much. - 10/14/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delish! Very filling and low in calorie. I will make this over and over again. The only thing I would add is that when I stirred after 45 minutes I found it completely dry and so I added another cup of broth, but water would work as well. This was a perfect lunch! - 10/8/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very pleasant surprise. Smells delish & tastes very good. Didn't have the cheese -didn't need it. I had a "culinary broth" that had the herbs and wine & added my own. Next time will use a low sodium variety - but I will make it again. - 12/18/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent--loved it!! - 12/18/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious but needed to use a lot more green chilies. - 12/18/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Ok this was my first time having lentils and I must say, I love this recipe! It has great flavors and texture. I had everything I need at home and I love the fact that it's a quick one bowl meal. I will be making this dish alot. Thanks you. - 12/4/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is a great recipe, one of my stand-by meals. I use red wine instead of white wine, and home-made vegetable stock. I also add a can of crushed organic tomatos for extra moistness and flavour. - 12/4/08

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  • Bad
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this and although it smelled amazing the texture was terrible. Did use organic vegetarian vegetable broth instead of chicken broth and added some fresh garlic. I could not eat more than a couple bites of this and I threw it away. - 11/4/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Simple and tasty. My fiance likes it because the lentils clump together, so you can "almost pretend its meat." :) - 3/26/07

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  • I usually use Mrs dash w/garlic spice, and add about a 1/4 cup of raisins for a unique sweet and spicy flavor. - 1/24/14

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  • Wow! My husband and I were floored by how flavorful this dish turned out to be! This recipe is getting printed out and stuck in our "most reliable" collection. - 5/28/12

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  • I tweaked this a bit because I didn't have swiss cheese on hand, made it with Pepperjack and low sodium beef broth. I also doubled the spices and onion for my taste. Yummy! - 4/27/12

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  • Very good for a meat free recipe, I added 1 Can of diced tomatoes to it, hubby said 1/2 Can or less next time. I am also going to try a mexican equivalent! :) - 9/21/11

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  • I love this recipe. I add extra fresh gound pepper and some times change to reduce fat cheddar. - 8/6/11

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  • I like it, alot, and added miinced garlic but my family is new to lentils and I will have to work on them!! - 8/4/11

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  • Can be made on low in the crock pot too!!! Just put on low for 3 - 4 hours. - 5/17/11

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