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Baked Lentils with Mushrooms

Prep time 12 mins
Cook time 56 mins
Yield 6 servings (serving size: 1 cup lentil mixture, 1/2 cup rice, and 1 tablespoon feta cheese)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked brown basmati rice
  • 2 1/4 cups water
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 cup lentils
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups diagonally sliced carrot
  • 1 (8-ounce) package pre-sliced mushrooms
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup (1.3 ounces) crumbled feta cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 285
  • fat 5.2 g
  • satfat 2.0 g
  • protein 12.9 g
  • carbohydrate 50.2 g
  • cholesterol 8 mg
  • iron 3.9 mg
  • sodium 402 mg
  • caloriesfromfat 16 %
  • fiber 10.5 g
  • calcium 88 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine rice and 2 1/4 cups water in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 45 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Let stand 10 minutes.

  2. Combine 6 cups water and lentils in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until tender. Drain, reserving 1 cup cooking liquid.

  3. Preheat oven to 400°.

  4. Heat oil in a nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add carrot and mushrooms; sauté 6 minutes or until mushrooms are lightly browned.

  5. Combine lentils, reserved cooking liquid, mushroom mixture, tomatoes, and next 5 ingredients. Spoon mixture into a 2-quart baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cover and bake at 400° for 30 minutes or until bubbly. Remove bay leaf. Spoon lentil mixture over rice; sprinkle with cheese.

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