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Honey Baked Lentils

  • Author: Becca Stallings
  • Yield: 6-8 servings
  • Category: Main Dish

Description

This vegetarian main dish pairs wonderfully with baked winter squash or baked sweet potatoes.


Ingredients


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Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a casserole dish. (Measure them in the order listed for tidiest use of your measuring spoons!)
  2. Let it soak for a while before baking, if convenient – this makes the lentils and rice softer and may improve digestibility.
  3. Bake, covered, at 350F until liquid is absorbed and lentils are tender. Check it after 1 hour, but it often takes 1 hour 15 minutes.

Notes

Orange juice gives a “tropical” flavor that some people like and others don’t.

Nutritional yeast flakes add flavor, nutrition, and appetizing color. What the heck are nutritional yeast flakes?

Maple syrup instead of honey gives it a different flavor, also very good, and makes the recipe totally vegan.

Brown rice will not cook completely in this dish–so unless you like your rice crunchy, use white rice or pre-cooked brown rice.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 63g
  • Calories: 217
  • Sugar: 6.7g
  • Sodium: 303mg
  • Fat: 5.1g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.7g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4.4g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 34.2g
  • Fiber: 10g
  • Protein: 9.4g
  • Cholesterol: 0g
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