Pizza Lentils

 

Pizza Lentils
Here’s a great recipe where I add tomato sauce and cheddar cheese to top off a rich bowl of lentils and brown rice to make a rich and nutritious meal.  You can also add ground beef to the lentils if you want to have it with meat. 

 

Ingredients
2 cup portion
4 cup portion
Tomato Sauce
1/2 cup
1 cup
Cooked Lentils
1 cup
2 cups
Cooked Brown Rice
1/2 cup
1 cup
Sharp Cheddar Cheese – grated
1/4 cup
1/2 cup

Tomato sauce recipe

  • 1 Onion diced and sautéed until brown
  • 1 Lg. Can of diced tomatoes or crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 Can of tomato paste
  • 1 tsp. pressed garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. Oregano
  • 1 Tbsp. Basil
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt

Lentil recipe

  • 3 Cups of dry lentils (makes about 6 C. of cooked lentils)
  • Water to cover
  • 1 Yellow onion – diced small and sautéed until clear
  • 1 Tbsp. Oregano
  • 1 Tbsp. Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt

Warning: Sift through the dry lentils by hand and remove any small rocks before cooking! There are much safer ways to get minerals into your body.

Place the dry lentils in a large pot and cover with cold water. Let soak for 3 hours. Drain and rinse with clear cold water. Add water to just cover the lentils and bring the pot to a boil. Lower the heat to simmer and cook until they’re very soft. Watch the water level and add water as necessary. Stir as needed. Add oregano, salt and onions during the last 10 minutes of cooking.

Add in cooked brown rice to the lentils. Two parts lentils to one part rice. Season to taste and serve in soup bowls. Fill each bowl up to about 1/2″ from the top, leaving room for tomato sauce and cheese.

Cover each bowl with enough tomato sauce to completely cover the lentils and then cover evenly with grated sharp cheddar cheese. Place the bowl in an overhead broiler or toaster-oven to melt the cheese.

Serve and eat with a spoon. Yummmmmmmm!

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