Sunday, August 22, 2010

Liz's Lentil & Brown Rice Casserole

This is such a nice, hearty casserole that's easy to make and really easy to eat. :) Try other veggies in there too... whatever needs used. (this is my favorite combo.) You can have this as a main dish or served as a side... either way, it's a winner.

Whatcha Need:
3/4 cup dry red lentils
3/4 cup brown rice
3 cups of vegetable broth
1 medium onion, chopped
1 14 oz can of crushed tomatoes (or crush your own from the garden!)
1 zucchini, diced
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
Dried Basil
24 Seasoning Mix
Black Pepper
3/4 cup vegan shredded cheese (optional)

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees. In a large casserole dish, combine all the ingredients and stir to combine (except cheese!). Cover with foil tightly and bake for 1 1/2 hours (stirring every half hour). Remove lid, sprinkle with cheese and broil uncovered until cheese has melted. (keep an eye on it so it doesn't burn!)

Makes 4-6 servings. :)

So delicious....