Rice, Lentils and Beans Casserole

Sanity Chek


This dish is a colorful and delicious combo that when cooked in vegetable broth, is a vegetarian dish. It can be served as a meal or a side. This is my mom's recipe I found buried in a drawer today.


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30 Min
40 Min
Stove Top


  • 1/2 c
    wild rice, uncooked
  • 1 1/2 c
    brown rice, uncooked
  • 1 can(s)
  • 4 c
    vegetable broth (or chicken broth) or water if you don't have either. if using water do add the salt acording to your brand of rice's directions.
  • 1 lb
    fresh mushrooms, cleaned, trimmed and sliced
  • 2 medium
    onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp
    chopped garlic (or 4 cloves)
  • 3/4 tsp
    turmeric, ground
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 can(s)
    diced tomatoes
  • 1 can(s)
    kidney beans
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped fresh cilantro or flat italien parsley
  • 4 dash(es)
    black pepper
  • 1 tsp
    salt, add to taste at the end, to your taste (optional)
  • ·
    sour cream (optional)

How to Make Rice, Lentils and Beans Casserole


  1. Combine both wild and brown rice (pre-rinsed) and 3 cups vegetable or chicken broth, bring to a boil, cover and simmer until water absorbed (follow the directions on your package of brown rice essentially) Since using broth, skip adding more salt.
  2. Saute onion, garlic, and sliced mushrooms in a couple tbsps of olive oil. Add turmeric and cumin and a few dashes of black pepper to the mixture. Set aside.
  3. When rice is complete,transfer to a larger serving dish with a cover. Add the onion/garlic/mushrooms mixture, including the olive oil. Add the cans of diced tomatoes, lentils, and kidney beans. Toss while adding salt to taste. Cover and let rest. Serve with a tbsp of chopped cilantro or fresh Italian parsley before you individually serve. Optionally, serve with a small dollop of sour creme with each individual serving.

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About Rice, Lentils and Beans Casserole

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Southwestern
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian Low Fat
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtag: #Casserole

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