Monday, October 12, 2009

Meatless Monday! Cheesy Lentils and Rice

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Perhaps too late for your dinner tonight, but consider this recipe for your next meatless night. I think this would be good with perogies, although it would be a CARB filled meal. But, any time I eat perogies, it's carb overload because I like them with fries! But, throw in a nice Jersey 'mater and you're golden!

This is from Southern Living Cookbook:

- 1 c. uncooked brown rice
- 2 T. butter or margarine, divided
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1 c. dried lentils
- 1 c. chopped onion
- 1 c. chopped green pepper
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 t. paprika
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1/2 t. pepper
- 1/4 to 1/2 t. ground red pepper
- 1 1/2 c. shredded Cheddar cheese

- Cook rice according to package directions, adding 1 T. butter and 1/2 salt. Set aside.
- Cook lentils according to package directions; drain and set aside.
- Melt remaining 1 T butter in a large skillet over med heat; add onion, green pepper, and garlic, and cook until tender, stirring often.
- Stir in lentils, tomatoes, and next 4 ingredients; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 min, stirring occasionally.
- Stir in brown rice. Sprinkle with cheese.
- Cover and let stand 5 min before serving.

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