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Mediterranean-Style Lentils and Rice

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 59 mins
Yield 7 servings (serving size: 1 cup lentil mixture and 1 1/2 tablespoons cheese)
Combine tangy kalamata olives, savory feta cheese, and rice with hearty lentils to make a rustic and flavorful Mediterranean-inspired dish.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion (2 medium)
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup dried lentils
  • 1 cup long-grain brown rice
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano, undrained
  • 1/2 cup chopped kalamata olives
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2/3 cup (2.7 ounces) crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 309
  • caloriesfromfat 20 %
  • fat 6.9 g
  • satfat 1.7 g
  • protein 14.4 g
  • carbohydrate 49.4 g
  • fiber 6.7 g
  • cholesterol 4 mg
  • iron 3.9 mg
  • sodium 851 mg
  • calcium 95 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Add lentils and next 6 ingredients. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 50 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Spoon into individual bowls, and sprinkle evenly with basil and cheese.

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