Brown Rice and Lentils

Brown Rice and Lentils

Enjoy this easy side dish that’s made with rice and lentils.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

1:10

Hr:Mins

Makes

4

servings

2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1
small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1/2
cup dried lentils (4 oz), sorted and rinsed
1/2
cup uncooked brown rice
1
can (14 oz) vegetable or chicken broth
1/4
cup water
1/4
teaspoon red pepper sauce
1
medium green bell pepper, coarsely chopped (1 cup)
1/2
cup shredded mozzarella cheese (2 oz)
  1. In 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Cook onion and garlic in butter about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender.
  2. Stir in lentils, rice, broth, water and pepper sauce. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 50 minutes, adding water if necessary, until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.
  3. Stir in bell pepper. Sprinkle with cheese.
Makes 4 servings

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving (about 1 cup))
  • Calories 300
    • (Calories from Fat 90),
  • Total Fat 10g
    • (Saturated Fat 5g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 25mg;
  • Sodium 560mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 39g
    • (Dietary Fiber 8g,
    • Sugars 3g),
  • Protein 13g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 2 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 1 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.