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Lentil Rice Casserole February 2, 2009

Filed under: Recipes — frugalinfranklin @ 9:05 pm
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This is a super quick (10 minutes), super cheap (about $1), and very healthy recipe that my family loves.  I originally found it in The Complete Tightwad Gazette.  If you don’t own this book, you are missing out on a frugal standard.  I don’t buy books (I’m a library gal), but this one is a must own.

Lentil-Rice Casserole

  • 3c chicken broth or water w/3 bouillon cubes
  • 3/4 c lentils, uncooked
  • 1/2 c rice, uncooked (whatever kind you have on hand)
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp each oregano, thyme, and garlic powder

I toss it all in the crockpot on low for about 6 hours.  When it is finished, you can melt some cheddar cheese on top and serve it just the way it is (maybe with a little salsa on the side).  My family likes to use it as burrito filling.  We load up tortillas with lentil-rice casserole, cheese, salsa, sour cream, and shredded lettuce.

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