Sunday, August 29, 2010

Lentil Rice Casserole Recipe

One of my new goals is to always post my own blog before reading others. Sometimes I get so carried away reading all the other great blogs out there, that I never find the time to post my own...as in yesterday-guilty! And even today, I just spent 15 minutes on others' blogs and now only have about 15 minutes to write my own!

That is fine...because I just realized my camera is not working well with my computer, and I can't seem to download my photos. And somehow, writing a blog just isn't as much fun without photos.

So I'll be short and sweet here...just a little recipe for you today:

Lentil Rice Casserole
adapted from Oh She Glows

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup lentils, uncooked
  • 1/2 cup brown rice, uncooked
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2-3 medium carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 1 tbsp crushed basil
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped finely
  • 1/2-1 tsp sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions: Rinse & drain lentils and rice. Mix all ingredients in a casserole dish. Bake covered for 1½ hours at 300F. It doesn’t get any easier!!!!

So the above ingredients are altered but the directions are copied verbatim from Oh She Glows...however: my casserole took two and a half hours to cook! And the last 1/2 hour I left it uncovered and turned the heat up to 350*. Not sure why it took so long in comparison to Angela's but I would cook your casserole at at least 350* and maybe cook uncovered for at least 30 minutes as well. I plan to make this casserole many times because it is oh so easy and oh so good and oh so good for you! So I will fine tune the recipe and let you know how it goes! Even though it took so long, we loved it and served the casserole with more organic corn on the cob! It was so yummy! I believe I already posted this photo for you once, but as it is the only one I can post at the moment...here you go! The photo is so dark because it was really late when we finally got to eat!



















Ggggrrrrr! I really need a new computer...this one is on its last leg! Time to start budgeting and saving!

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