Spicy Rice, Bean and Lentil Casserole

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 58 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • About This Recipe

    “Fibre packed, vegetarian nutritionally complete meal. I used a mix of yellow and green split peas, instead of green lentils, the kidney beans can be substituted with any other type beans also. Can be reheated in microwave, next day for lunch at work. from the local newspaper through The Canadian Press.”

    Ingredients

  • 2teaspoonsvegetable oil
  • 2 -3garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1cupchopped onion
  • 3/4 cupchopped green pepper
  • 3 3/4 cupsvegetable stock
  • 3/4 cupbrown rice
  • 1/2 cupgreen lentil
  • 1teaspoondried basil
  • 1teaspoonchili powder
  • 1 (19ounce) cans red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1cup canned corn kernels or 1cupfrozen corn kernels, drained
  • 1cup mild salsa or 1cuphot salsa
  • Directions

  • In a non stick saucepan, heat oil over medium high heat.
  • Add garlic, onions and green pepper, cook for 3 minutes.
  • Stir in stock, brown rice, lentils, basil and chili powder, bring to boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium low and cook, covered and stirring occasionally, for 30 to 40 minutes or until rice and lentils are tender and liquid is absorbed.
  • Stir in beans, corn and salsa, cover and cook for 5 minutes or until heated through.
  • Reviews

  • “I made this for my work Christmas party. Being the only vegan, I needed to make sure there was something I could eat! I doubled the recipe, which doubles beautifully, and everyone loved it! Very simple to make and will now be one of my go to recipes!”

  • “This is very easy and very tasty. I subbed red lentils and white basmati rice as that was what I had on hand. I also used homemade salsa.I would definitely make this again. Thanks for the recipe”

  • “Wonderful – even my hubby enjoys this (and he is a picky eater)”

  • “Great easy recipe! I did add chopped kale and some Cayenne pepper.I also substituted pinto beans and freshhot salsa. My husband and I loved it!”

  • “Came out a little soupy, but was otherwise good.”

  • “Two quibbles: this is not a casserole, and it took a lot longer than the stated time. However, it was quite tasty and very easy to make. I had my doubts while it was cooking, and I did add some Old El Paso taco seasoning (about a tablespoon). I used a whole can of green chiles, too. Very healthy recipe that I will make again. Thanks.”

  • “I’ve made this a few times now and my kids, aged between 8 and 1, still love it! I leave out the chili powder, and have used a little mild taco sauce when I don’t have enough salsa. Other than that I follow the recipe and it’s fantastic. I like to serve it on top of a pile of mashed potatoes. Yum!”

  • “Very good … used turkey stock instead of vegetable, and added some yogurt-garlic dip after it cooled off.YUM!”

  • “Really enjoy this recipe.I used it as a side dish so I found it makes a whole lot more than 4 servings. I paired it up with Sweet & Spicy Chicken so I cut back the salsa in 1/2 so the 2 dishes didn’t compete with each other, that worked great.The only other thing I’d do next time is cut back the stock about 1/4 cup so I can cut back on the cooking of the rice/lentils.I found the rice was cooked in 30 min but there was still abit of liquid left to cook off. Awesome recipe, thanks for sharing Derf.”

  • “This meal was eazy to make and tasted good too. I toned down the spices and it still tasted great.”

  • “This was a great recipe- even my husband who hates lentils declared it “Tasty” I had to alter the recipe a bit since the only beans I had on hand were garbanzo beans- it was great!Can’t wait to try again using the kidney beans.I added salt which was a big mistake.Will make it as written next time.”

  • “I used red bell peppers instead of green (just what I had on hand). The salsa I used was a delicious roasted garlic and bell pepper variety that worked really well with these flavors. I added extra garlic and onion. This was simple and good, and made lots of food. Definitely a keeper!”

  • “This was absolutely delicious!I added a little salt and pepper and doubled the chili powder.I also used pinto beans and some fresh chopped tomatoes since I didn’t have quite enough salsa.We topped it with plain yogurt and hot sauce…and ate too much. :)Thanks for a yummy and healthy recipe that we will definitely be making again!! Alison”

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