Bean, lentil and brown rice casserole

Beans, lentils and brown rice pack a whole grain and vegetable protein punch

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270 cal Serves 12
Prep time 0h 10m
Cook time 1h 40m
Total time 1h 50m
Bean, lentils and rice on white plate



  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 ºF (180 ºC). Lightly spray 3-quart (3.4 L) casserole with canola oil cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Step 2

    In large soup pot, heat canola oil over medium-high heat. Add onions, reduce heat to medium and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add garlic, chipotle peppers, oregano, savory and black pepper and cook for 1-2 minutes more. Stir in salsa and deglaze pan.
  3. Step 3

    Add brown rice, lentils, kidney beans, water and bay leaf. Bring to a boil. Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish. Cover with foil and bake in preheated oven for about 1¼ -1½ hours or until rice and lentils are tender and no water remains. Stir twice during baking, replacing foil before returning to oven. Remove bay leaf before serving.
  4. Step 4

    Remove from oven, remove bay leaf and sprinkle with cheese. Leave foil off and return to oven for 3-4 minutes to melt cheese.

Nutritional information

Per serving (1 of 12)

14 g
280 g
347 mg
Total fat
4 g
Saturated fat
0.5 g
0 mg
47 g
13 g
3 g
Added sugars
0 g