This was an excellent recipe and could be catered in a number of different ways to fit your taste. I highly recommend the onion, it added a very nice sweetness. I used Greek seasoning since that is what i had on hand and soy cheese (no dairy here.) I plopped on a couple pieces of tilapia when I took off the foil and it was an excellent one dish meal. Will make again for sure!
This recipe is pretty good, very wholesome and hearty. I used onion powder instead of fresh chopped onion and used a whole teaspoon of garlic powder. I still thought it could use more flavor, possibly some tomato slices on top of the cheese and some diced green pepper throughout. It was a little runny, but I was very impressed that the rice and lentils baked all the way!
This was a really good side dish with fish it helped to kick of my DH and my new low fat diet. I made this w/a brown and wild rice blend I found. I also added some chile powder, fresh garlic, and shallots instead of the onions. Thanks Ladypit!!
I'll admit I was just desperate for an easy meal on the fly, because my cupboards were bare. I didn't even have broth or boullion, so I had to use water and extra spices. I am shocked at how good this recipe turned out! It was moist and flavorful, and the cheese tied it together surprisingly well. I followed this recipe pretty closely, except I grated a carrot into it for some sweetness. DH even went back for seconds and added a little hot sauce. Wow!
Love it, smells wonderful baking in the oven. 2nd time making and wanted to add to the flavor. Used organic veggie broth, 2 cloves minced garlic, can of sliced mushrooms, 1/2 tsp garlic powder and 1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning. Had to bake 1 hr 30 min then 30 min more with cheese and top off. Gotta have the liquid absorbed, much better this way. Amy try with peas or carrot next time, very versatile casserole. Awesome as left overs too!
Followed the recipe as written and it turned out just fine. I do like lentils and they go very well with brown rice. Great side dish or main meal. Thanks ladypit
This dish was surprisingly delicious! I followed the recipe but added some Penzey's Northwoods Seasoning to it and it came out great. I've made it twice already.
LOVE this dish! I added some frozen corn and fresh green onions and cherry tomatos for crunch and color. I also did a full cup of lentils instead of 3/4 and used minced garlic. I think doing the full cup of lentils takes care of any 'extra juice' on the bottom. There are so many different spice combos you could try with this. Excited to make it again!
Delicious! I wasn't feeling well, and was wishing I had something simple and healthy to make for dinner that would require little effort. I had a bag of lentils in the pantry, so I decided to look for an easy lentil recipe. I found this, and was skeptical because of the sheer simplicity of it. However, after reading some of the reviews I decided it was worth a try...and I was pleasantly surprised! Hearty, tasty, and so yummy! I followed the directions for the most part; however, I added a cup of lentils, a chopped stalk of celery, frozen peas, and fresh minced garlic instead of the powder. I hadn't any Italian seasoning, so I just used dried basil, salt, and freshly ground pepper. I did think 300 degrees sounded low, but you need the slow and low method to cook the onions (and in my case the celery) through. I started out with a temp of 325, but noticed after an hour the onions were still crunchy and the liquid was still substantial. I lowered the temp to 300 and cooked it another 40 minutes (including the twenty minutes with the cheese) and the onions and celery did finally soften, and the liquid disappeared. Smells wonderful as it's in the oven, and is so simple but so flavorful...very impressed! Will definitely make this again, and will probably start out with 300 degrees from the get-go, or saute the onions and celery stove-top first to get them going.
I've read about this recipe on various blogs through the years, but never had a reason to try it. Now, with my ever-decreasing grocery budget and the ever-increasing price of food, I finally had to try it. My meat-loving husband loved it!!!!
Made exactly as written.
Thanks for another winner to add to the quickly-growing rotation of meatless meals.