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    Microwave Spanish Rice and Lentil Pilaf

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    55 mins

    5 mins

    50 mins

    Anemone's Note:

    Great side dish that doesn't heat up the kitchen. I start this before I get the rest of supper ready, and often have a few minutes to rest before I call the kids in.

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    1. 1
      Combine (drained) lentils, rice, tomatoes, stock, basil, cinnamon and sugar in microwave-safe casserole dish.
    2. 2
      Cover and microwave on HIGH (100%) 8-10 minutes. Continue cooking on MED (50%) 40-45 minutes until rice is tender and fluffy.
    3. 3
      Let stand covered for 5 minutes, sprinkle with your choice of cheese.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 25, 2007


      I love this rice! The cinnamon adds a really interesting flavor and a natural sweetness. I didn't add any sugar and my daughter still thought it was a bit too sweet. I used black beans, just because I love them with rice and it was absolutely delicious. I'll definitely be cooking this regularly! Thanks for the fantastic post.

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    • on February 28, 2007

      Im not sure what I did wrong, I REALLY wanted this to work. After the 20 min on MED all my rice was burnt to a crisp! I wonder if my wattage is off, but my microwave is really old and not too strong so I dont know. I drained my beans maybe that was it? Oh well!

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    • on October 14, 2005


      I couldn't find canned lentils, so I made this with canned black beans I had on hand. It was wonderful. My sister and I ate together and she went back for seconds AND thirds! It is a bit sweet, which was fine with me, but if cooking for somebody who prefers less sweet, I would forego the Tbs of sugar. It was also a bit on the soupy side, but that may have been because I didn't drain the beans (I wasn't sure from the directions whether I should or not). All in all, an excellent addition to my cooking repertoire.

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    Nutritional Facts for Microwave Spanish Rice and Lentil Pilaf

    Serving Size: 1 (162 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 195.9
    Calories from Fat 38
    Total Fat 4.2 g
    Saturated Fat 2.3 g
    Cholesterol 9.0 mg
    Sodium 227.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 30.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 7.1 g
    Sugars 2.8 g
    Protein 10.9 g

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