Brown Rice and Lentils

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

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

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.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (about 1 cup)
Calories
300
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
560mg
560%;
Total Carbohydrate
39g
39%
(Dietary Fiber
8g
8%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
13g
13%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
20%;
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.