Lentil Brown Rice Casserole

by Mama Chocolate on April 6, 2012

This hearty dish was sent in by reader Tamara S! You can make it in your oven or your crockpot, making it a versatile option for any day of the week!

The original recipe that Tamara sent me said to bake for 1 hour, (I did the oven version) but it took at least 2 hours for mine to be cooked through to where the lentils and rice weren’t crunchy anymore. Be sure to allow enough time! We also found the flavor a little bland, which makes me wonder if I measured something wrong, (a definite possibility with preggo-brain here.)

I had some fresh cilantro on hand, which we added and, for me, it made the dish. I love cilantro, and it seemed to complement these flavors perfectly!

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Lentil Brown Rice Casserole

  • 3 cups broth
  • ¾ cup lentils
  • ½ cup brown rice
  • ¾ cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup of chopped green pepper
  • ½ grated carrot
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • cilantro for garnish (optional)

  1. Mix everything together in 9×13 dish except for cheese.
  2. Cover in aluminum foil and bake at 300 degrees for about 2 hours. Remove foil and add cheese. Throw back in oven until cheese is melted.
  3. OR: Put it in the crockpot on low for 6 hours. Add cheese toward the end.


Thank you so much to Tamara for sending this in!


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Lindsey@ snozberryz.com April 6, 2012 at 8:11 pm

I have never made lentils before (for what reason, I don’t know) but this looks like a great place to start!!!! This looks so yummy!
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Beth @ Aunt B's Kitchen April 7, 2012 at 9:56 am

Legumes and rice are a really important part of our menus. Thank you for sharing this. I’m looking forward to trying it.
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Full Time Mama April 7, 2012 at 3:33 pm

This looks pretty tasty! We haven’t found many recipes for lentils, so I’ll def have to try this one!
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Helen April 30, 2012 at 9:49 am

Tried this over the weekend and really enjoyed it! I used homemade veggie stock and needed to add salt and pepper, but it was a lot tastier than I thought it would be.


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