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lentil rice loaf

a recipe by
Jan Cook
Gainesville, FL

Hearty, healthy and packed with protein!

serves 6
prep time 30 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For lentil rice loaf

  • 3 c
  • 3/4 c
    lentils, dry
  • 1 c
    uncooked regular rice
  • 1 c
    onions, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 jar
    spaghetti sauce, 14 oz.
  • 1/2 c
    bread crumbs, plain
  • 1/2 c
    carrot, shredded
  • 1/8 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1
    egg. slightly beaten

How To Make lentil rice loaf

  • 1
    In medium saucepan, combine water and lentils. Bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 5 minutes. Add rice, onion and salt; mix well. Cover; simmer an additional 15 to 18 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and lentils and rice are tender. Remove from heat; cool 10 minutes.
  • 2
    Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 8x4 inch glass loaf pan. (Do NOT use metal pan). Stir 1/4 cup of sauce and remaining ingredients into lentil mixture, mashing mixture slightly while mixing. Press mixture firmly in greased pan.
  • 3
    Bake at 350 F for 40 to 45 minutes until top is golden brown and loaf is firm. Remove from oven; cool 10 minutes. Loosen edges with knife, if necessary; invert onto serving platter.
  • 4
    In small saucepan, heat remaining spaghetti sauce 3 to 4 minute or until hot. To serve, slice loaf; spoon warm sauce over each slice. 6 servings.