From Tina who works at The Good Cooking Store with me.
My boyfriend is a vegetarian, so I am constantly looking for easy vegetarian recipes that are healthy and offer protein options. I came across this recipe in the Fix It and Forget It Christmas Cookbook this fall and tucked it away in my memory as an option.
We headed out of town one weekend recently and knew that we would need to have supper at some point. So we got the idea to hook up the slow cooker to the electrical output in the car while we drove. I pulled out this recipe, turned on the slow cooker in the morning in my kitchen, and when we were ready to leave in the afternoon we hooked the slow cooker up in the car. It finished cooking on our way and was perfect to eat when we arrived at our destination!
This worked wonderfully. It was a hearty dish and gave us an inexpensive option so that we could avoid eating out. We had a simple salad packed to complete our healthy meal. And, my boyfriend loves to experiment with any new technology or electrics, so it was fun for him as well!
I added a can of chunked pineapple to this recipe when it was finished and it added a great sweet and sour taste to the recipe.
Fix It and Forget It Christmas Cookbook, page 229
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 8 hours
Makes 20-24 servings
10 cups water
4 cups dried lentils, rinsed
2 cups uncooked brown rice
¼ cup olive oil
2 tsp. salt
1. Combine all ingredients in a large slow cooker.
2. Cover. Cook on High 6 hours and then on Low 2 hours.
3. Check after cooking 6 hours on High. Add 2 more cups of water, if needed, to allow rice to continue cooking and to prevent dish from drying out.
This is a large recipe but it can be cut down to a smaller size if desired. Here is the version for 4 to 6 servings:
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 3 hours
Makes 4 to 6 servings
2 ½ cups water
1 cup dried lentils, rinsed
½ cup uncooked brown rice
1 Tbsp. olive oil
½ tsp. salt
1. Combine all ingredients in a large slow cooker
2. Cover. Cook on High 2 hours and then on Low 1 hour.
3. Check after cooking 2 hours on High. Add ½ cup of water, if needed, to allow rice to continue cooking and to prevent dish from drying out.