How to cook lentil rice with zucchini

lentil-rice-with-zucchiniLentil rice with zucchini is really tasty. We use red lentils and it is very healthy because this recipe is vegan recipes.

Ingredients of Lentil rice with zucchini recipe

  • 1/3 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/3 cup chopped zucchini
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long grain white rice
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 fresh tomato, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped celery

How to cook lentil rice with zucchini:

  1. Place the rice and 1 cup water in a pot, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 20 minutes. Place lentils in a pot with the remaining 1 1/2 cups water, and bring to a boil. Cook 15 minutes, or until tender.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat, and stir in the onion and garlic. Mix in tomato, celery, carrots, zucchini, and 1/2 the tomato sauce. Season with 1/2 the basil, 1/2 the oregano, 1/2 the cumin, salt, and pepper. Cook until vegetables are tender.
  4. In a casserole dish, mix the rice, lentils, and vegetables. Top with remaining tomato sauce, and sprinkle with remaining basil, oregano, and cumin.
  5. Bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until bubbly.
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