Easy Cheesy Lentil & Rice Casserole

Recipe by SaraFish
READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 4-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Use a big pot and cook onion in margarine until soft.
  • In a bowl, stir together bouillon and hot water.
  • Add lentils, rice, bouillon-water mixture and cold water.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Lower heat, cover and simmer 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, fry both sides of a slice of bread in oil and sprinkle with Italian Seasoning blend.
  • Cool on rack.
  • After 25 minutes, rice should be cooked and lentils should be cooked but still firm (not mushy) and there should still be some moisture in the mixture.
  • Turn stove off and stir 1 cup of the cheese into the mixture until cheese is melted.
  • Pour mixture into a 9 by 13 pan that has been sprayed with Pam and smooth the top with the back of your spoon.
  • Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup of shredded cheese over top.
  • Crunch up the cooled fried bread with a knife and sprinkle over casserole.
  • Sprinkle parmesan over casserole.
  • Bake in preheated 350 oven for 15 minutes or so until cheese is melted.
  • Let cool slightly before serving.
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