I’m trying to eat healthier again so I decided to make another vegetarian meal. I’ve actually made this one before, and I forgot to take a picture – AGAIN! Awww man. It’s not exactly what you’d call pretty so you’re not missing much. Anyway, I found the recipe through www.sparkrecipes.com and it appealed to me because it’s easy and inexpensive. Lentils are great! The spices add a ton of flavour. The only thing I would do next time is use fresh onion and garlic instead of the powders and use low sodium chicken broth instead of cubes.
Here’s a photo from the original site.
Taco Style Lentils & Rice
Submitted by: BUDGETMOM
Minutes to Prepare: 10 Minutes to Cook: 50 Number of Servings: 4
3/4 cup dry lentils
3/4 cup dry brown rice
4 cups water
4 chicken or vegetable bouillon cubes
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 Tbsp olive oil
In a 2-quart saucepan bring the water to a boil. As the water is heating, add the oil, lentils, rice, bouillon, chili powder, cumin, onion powder, and garlic powder. Bring the whole thing to a nice fat boil. Reduce the heat to low. Place a lid on the lentils and allow the mixture to simmer for about 45 to 50 minutes. The water should be mostly absorbed. You may serve this as is, or topped with a little cheddar cheese if desired.
* If you are having a busy day and don’t have time to cook this on the stove, it can cook in the crock pot on low for about 6 to 8 hours or high for 3 hours instead.