Taco Style Lentils & Rice

Taco Style Lentils & Rice

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 222.3
  • Total Fat: 4.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 993.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 43.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 10.3 g
  • Protein: 10.8 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    3/4 cup dry lentils
    3/4 cup dry brown rice
    4 cups water
    4 chicken or vegetable bouillon cubes
    2 teaspoons chili powder
    1/2 teaspoon cumin
    1 teaspoon onion powder
    1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    1 Tbsp olive oil


In a 2-quart saucepan bring the water to a boil. As the water is heating, add the oil, lentils, rice, bouillon, chili powder, cumin, onion powder, and garlic powder. Bring the whole thing to a nice fat boil. Reduce the heat to low. Place a lid on the lentils and allow the mixture to simmer for about 45 to 50 minutes. The water should be mostly absorbed. You may serve this as is, or topped with a little cheddar cheese if desired.

* If you are having a busy day and don't have time to cook this on the stove, it can cook in the crock pot on low for about 6 to 8 hours or high for 3 hours instead.


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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Really good and simply! My only suggestion would be to hold off on putting the cumin, onion powder and garlic in. Letting the spices simmer for almost an hour dulls their flavors. If you put them in right before the rice and lentils are done, their flavors are at their peak! - 3/15/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My new favorite thing! I have never had lentils before. They are amazing cooked this way. We made tacos, ate it plain and are making taquitos with it tonught. Thanks for sharing such a health and delicious dish! - 8/15/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    What is TVP????? - 3/10/12

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    what is TVP?? - 12/16/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Really delicious. Even my son (6) ate 2. I did tweak it up. Filled Tortillas with mix , added some shredded cheddar, rolled them up, placed them in a casserole dish, poured Enchilada sauce over the top and sprinkled some more cheese, covered with foil and baked it for about 30 minutes. Yummy. - 7/19/10

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