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Lentil and Brown Rice Casserole

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 30 minutes
Servings - 4 persons

Ingredients 

  • 3 cups broth (chicken or vegetable) (free if homemade)
  • 3/4 cups green lentils, although any color will do ($.30)
  • 1/2 cup brown rice ($.20)
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped ($.15)
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning ($.10)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder ($.05)
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese ($.85) Bought last week when on sale for $1.25 and had a $.45 coupon! Of course, omit if dairy-free.
  • 2 large broccoli heads ($.40) HUGE sale this week!

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300 F.
  • Add broth, lentils, brown rice, chopped onion, and spices to 9x13-inch glass baking dish. Stir together and cover tightly with foil.
  • Bake at 300 F for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
  • Remove foil and sprinkle shredded cheese over the top and return to oven and bake uncovered for 20 more minutes, or until cheese is completely melted.
  • Steam broccoli in stovetop steamer or in a microwavable dish covered with plastic wrap for 4-5 mintues.
  • Serve Lentil and Brown Rice Casserole with Steamed Broccoli.