Carrot Lentil Casserole
photo by gailanng
- Ready In:
- 1hr 10mins
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 cup finely chopped carrot
- 3⁄4 cup dried lentils, rinsed
- 3⁄4 cup uncooked brown rice
- 3⁄4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1⁄2 cup chopped green pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon rubbed sage
- 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can chicken broth
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
- In a 3 quart baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray, combine the onion, carrots, lentils, rice, cheese, green pepper and seasonings. Stir in broth and tomatoes.
- Cover tightly with foil and bake at 350°F for 1-1/4 to 1-3/4 hours or until the liquid is absorbed and lentils and rice are tender.
I really enjoyed this recipe - SO simple, but flavorful and filling. It smelled so wonderful when it was cooking, it brought my neighbor over! (When I told him what was in it, he turned it down. What did he expect?!? A cheeseburger??!) I also love that I was able to make this recipe for about $5.00 - always a plus! Thanks, TexasToaster, for another great recipe. PAC Fall 2009.
Really appreciate finding this recipe! Couldn't be easier! I'm on a mission to cook more from my pantry right now and lentils and brown rice are on the list! I had to leave out the cheese though...but allowed others to add it as they wished when it was finished. It was ready at 90 minutes but was a tad dry...so I think I'll add 1/4 cup of water next time...probably needed due to the lack of cheese. Overall, I'm quite pleased with the outcome! I was hoping for more garlic flavor (even with doubling the garlic powder!) so I'll throw in a bit more seasoning next time, too, but that's simply personal taste. This will be in my regular winter rotation...and I won't care if I don't get any help eating it!
I followed the recipe exactly and it was wonderful tasting! Except I did add some jalapenos I had cut up and frozen in the freezer. I used a mexican blend of cheese that I needed to use up. It was very tasty and I had leftovers that I froze for later since it's just the 2 of us. Made for PAC Spring 2011.
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