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Mexican Lentils and Rice

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 40 min.

Makes

4 servings

“You’ll love this simple, quick-cooking, throw-in-the-pan-and-simmer meal!” Shannon Koene - Blacksburg, Virginia

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup dried lentils, rinsed
  • 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 2 cups hot cooked brown rice
  • 3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, saute onion in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add the broth, lentils, chili powder and cumin. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until lentils are almost tender.
  2. Stir in the corn, salsa, tomato paste, oregano and vinegar. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10 minutes longer or until lentils are tender. Serve with rice; sprinkle with cheese.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 387 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 770mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 13g fiber), 17g protein.

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