Thursday, December 11, 2014

Herbed Lentils and Quinoa (or Rice)

I also make this with organic brown rice instead of quinoa. I like the quinoa best and the family seemed to like it better than rice as well. This dish can be adapted to be vegetarian or even vegan.

Herbed Lentils and Quinoa

2 & 2/3 cups chicken broth, vegetable broth or water
3/4 cup dry lentils
1/2 cup dry quinoa or dry brown rice
3/4 cup chopped onion (I omit for the sake of the children)
1/4 cup dry white wine (or extra broth or water)
1/2 teaspoon dried crushed basil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried crushed thyme
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup shredded Swiss, Parmesan, or cheddar cheese (or a mixture)

Method: Mix together broth, lentils, quinoa OR brown rice, onion, wine, basil, salt, thyme, garlic powder, and pepper. Pour into small greased casserole dish.

Bake covered at 350 degrees for 1 and 1/2 hours.

Remove from oven. Top with cheese and return to oven until cheese melts.

Here is a dip of the lentils and quinoa along with my favorite asparagus simply lightly sauteed in coconut oil and sprinkled with fresh ground salt and pepper, dilled baked tilapia, and cheese souffle. 

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