Thursday, March 18, 2010

****Recipe Alert: Easy Rice and Lentils****

Ahh, lentils so often underminded, yet so versatile! These little niblets of joy are fiber filled, protein packed and very economical. This recipe gives a different take on the beloved Rice and Beans that we love!!! Enjoy!!


1 can of lentils

1tsp. of olive oil

1 small onion, thinly sliced

1TB. of minced garlic

1/2c. of diced tomatoes

1c vegetable stock

Salt/pepper to taste

2 cups of cooked brown rice

1 package of sliced button mushrooms, chopped very small


Heat a saute pan on medium heat. Once hot, add the oil. Add the onions and garlic and saute for a minute. Add the tomatoes and saute for another minute. Add the lentils and vegetable stock. Stir in the salt and pepper. Allow this to come to a boil, and then simmer for 10 minutes.

Mix the chopped mushrooms with the brown rice (this adds A LOT of volume for very little calories). Set aside.

Portion out the rice and mushrooms into 4 servings and add the hot lentils on top.


This fiber filling, protein packed meal has only 4 WW points!!

Note: This recipe is also posted on my weekly column for The Ajnabee on

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