Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Lentil & Brown Rice Loaf

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So as you know – I often crave Savoury Goodies!   I wanted to make my hippie loaf – but I didn’t have all the ingredients – plus I was craving lentils.  Which I’m assuming means I’m low in iron right now – check out the stats of lentils.  High in Iron and Folate!

Anyways, this is an easy recipe to add flavours too – especially since there are no eggs – you can keep testing until the moment it goes into the oven!

PS.  This ISN’T pretty but it tastes awesome!

Lentil & Brown Rice Loaf

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1 cup dry lentils

1 cup brown rice (I used basmati)

4 shitake dried mushrooms

(no) chicken stock

1 yellow onion – chopped.

1 tsp Herb de Providence

2 TBSP Savoury

1 TBSP nutritional yeast

1 tsp garlic powder (or fresh garlic)

1 tsp sugar

BBQ Sauce, Ketchup or Salsa for topping

salt and pepper to taste

Cook brown rice according to package.

Cook lentils on the stove top – adding water (or stock) and stirring until lentils are cooked (about 35 mins).  Add mushrooms in at the beginning of cooking to soften them up and to add flavour to the lentils.  Remove mushrooms once softened.

Add savoury, nutritional yeast, savoury, garlic powder, sugar salt and pepper to the lentils.  Taste test to see if you need to add extra.

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Once lentils taste is up to par – add lentils to a mixing bowl.

Preheat oven to 350.

Cook onions with a little bit of oil – adding water to soften.  Cook until they start to caramelize.

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Chop mushrooms into small chunks.

Add everything into lentils.

Mash ingredients with a potatoes masher.   The lentils should mash up well and make the dish creamy and sticky!

Add mixture into a greased loaf pan and flatten until smooth.

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Add BBQ sauce, ketchup or salsa to the top of the mixture to add extra flavour.

Bake in oven for 20 – 30 minutes – until it starts to brown and the sauce dries up a bit.

I had a bit extra (and was hungry) so I made it into 2 small burgers – and cooked it up in a pan.

It was awesome served over salad greens with a tiny bit of dressing.

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The topping (I used BBQ sauce) added an awesome sweetness.

LOVE this recipe!  I found myself dipping into it with some taco chips! 

You could sub the spices for taco seasoning too and use this as a taco or burrito filling!

Hope you enjoy this and test it out!!  It’s easy peasy!

If anyone uses canned lentils, let me know how it works!

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8 comments:

  1. That looks so hearty and comforting. I'm going to have to give it a try. I love lentils!

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  2. i LOVE these kinds of things. my loaf pan is crying for a savory dish!

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  3. Yum! I've been having iron problems recently so I've been eating lots of lentils too, I will have to try this recipe!

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  4. This looks awesome! I'm bookmarking it so I can make it later---the combo of stuff in this sounds so good! Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. That actually looks delicious! I'm trying to add more lentils into my diet, but I struggle to find yummy sounding recipes. I might have to give this a shot. Thank you for sharing, Jessica!

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  6. this sounds so good, Jessica! I'm going to try it soon, thanks for sharing!

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  7. That looks delicious!!! A great veggie replacement for meatloaf - mmmmmm!

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  8. lentils are one of my favorite foods! thanks for a great recipe :)

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