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    Wash Day Cajun Lentils and Rice

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hr 19 mins

    15 mins

    1 hr 4 mins

    WhiskingWings's Note:

    This hearkens back to the old Acadian villages in the South, where Fridays were "wash days" for the women and no meat was eaten. This vegan, hearty stew of spicy lentils, brown rice and tons of veggies will have you wishing every day was "wash day"!

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 4

    Yield:

    pot

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat and add the onion and carrots.
    2. 2
      Cook, stirring, until onion is golden, about 8 minutes.
    3. 3
      Add pepper and mushrooms and cook 7-8 minutes more, stirring.
    4. 4
      Add garlic, tomatoes, broth, Cajun seasoning, thyme, lemon zest and Basmati rice and stir inches.
    5. 5
      Reduce heat, partially cover and cook 20 minutes without stirring.
    6. 6
      Uncover and stir in lentils. simmer 25 minutes.
    7. 7
      Remove from heat, stir in lemon juice and serve.

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    Nutritional Facts for Wash Day Cajun Lentils and Rice

    Serving Size: 1 (291 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 247.6
     
    Calories from Fat 20
    21%
    Total Fat 2.2 g
    3%
    Saturated Fat 0.3 g
    1%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 23.0 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 47.1 g
    15%
    Dietary Fiber 6.8 g
    27%
    Sugars 5.5 g
    22%
    Protein 11.6 g
    23%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    low sodium vegetable broth

    lemons, zest of

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