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Lentil-Rice Pilaf

Nutrition Information
Calories: 237
Total Fat: 4g
Saturated Fat: 0.5g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 9mg
Carbohydrates: 42g
Dietary Fiber: 7.7g
Sugars: 2.1g
Protein: 8.7g
Vitamin A: 7.5iu (0%)
Vitamin C: 3.2mg (5%)
Calcium: 27mg (2%)
Iron: 2.4mg (13%)

Yield: Serves 5. Each serving: 1 cup.

This tasty dish is topped with sautéed onions. It is popular in Mediterranean countries.

1 cup brown rice
1/2 cup lentils, uncooked
3 cups water
1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
black pepper to taste
1-1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, sliced thin

Place brown rice, lentils, water and seasonings in a large covered microwaveable container. Microwave on 80% power for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté the onions until very brown, about 4-5 minutes. Stir lentils and rice. Serve hot topped with browned onions. Optional garnish: chopped fresh parsley.

Total Preparation & Cooking Time: 40 min. (5 Prep, 35 Cook)

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