Herbed Lentils and Rice

Herbed Lentils and Rice

11 review, 4.2 star(s). 91% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

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2 2/3 c Chicken broth; or vegetable broth
3/4 c Dry lentils
3/4 c Onions; chopped
1/2 c Brown rice
1/4 c Dry white wine
1/2 ts Dried basil; crushed
1/4 ts Salt
1/4 ts Dried oregano; crushed
1/4 ts Dried thyme; crushed
1/8 ts Garlic powder
1/8 ts Pepper
1/2 c Swiss cheese; Shredded
8 thin strips swiss cheese

Original recipe makes 4 Servings



Combine the chicken or vegetable broth, lentils, onion, uncooked brown rice, wine, basil, salt, oregano, thyme, garlic powder, pepper, and shredded Swiss cheese. Turn mixture into an ungreased 1 1/2-qt casserole with a tight-fitting lid. Bake, covered, in a 350x oven for 1 1/2 hours or till lentils and rice are done, stirring twice. Uncover casserole; top with the Swiss cheese strips. Bake two to three minutes more or till cheese melts. If desired, garnish the top of the casserole with watercress or springs of parsley.

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I love this recipe, and made it occasionally when my children were youngsters. My daughter, now grown, often takes it as a pot luck dish. Instead of the slow oven process, I mix ingredients and simmer on the stovetop. When the lentils and rice (I'm using cracked wheat tonight) are done, I fold in half of the cheese and slide into a casserole. Then I top it with the rest of the cheese and broil in the oven. I also like to add carrot pieces and chicken to make it more of a one-dish meal, but still serve it with a nice green salad.
joybruce 2y ago

Great recipe. I left out the cheese cuz I didn't have any but I paired it with oven baked garlic chicken & the match was wonderful! Thanks!!!
milkasirah 3y ago

My first time trying lentils. Simple to prepare. Cooked for a bit over 2 hrs. Added additional onions and spices, used fresh garlic. My kids loved it. Will tweak the spices some more.
terik1972 4y ago

It was tasty, but took more work than your average rice recipe .
Obrienjay 5y ago

Delicious! This will be made very often here! I thought the flavor combination was excellent.
pineapplebutter 5y ago

This dish was easy to make and it would be great as a main course if it had a stronger flavor. As it is, though, it is an excellent side dish.
robasaurus 6y ago

This was delicious! I used percorino Romano grated cheese- It just took longer to cook than I thought.
Robilin 6y ago

This dish was delicious. It was easy to prepare and delivered on taste. We ate it as a main dish with bread and salad, but this would make a great side dish served with chicken.
wannabgourmet 6y ago

Nice simple and complete dish that everyone enjoyed. Mix, and almost-forget... perfect for busy days: preparation and cleanup is about 30mins... then it requires minimal attention. definitely something i will make on a regular basis.
antnil 6y ago

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