But, I’ve also been toying with the idea of adding vegetables, of some sort, to the mix. Tonight was that night.
My only regret, was that I didn’t try it sooner!
The original recipe comes from RecipeZaar. But this is how I did it:
Lentil Brown Rice CasseroleJust over 3 cups broth, just use whatever you have on hand.3/4 cup lentils1/2 cup brown rice3/4 cup chopped onion1 cup of chopped green pepper1/2 grated carrot1 teaspoon italian seasoning
1/2 tsp garlic powderDash pepper1 cup grated cheddar cheeseMix everything together in 9×13 dish except for cheese. Cover in aluminum foil and bake at 300 degrees for about 1 hour. Remove foil and add cheese. Throw back in oven until cheese is melted.
I already have this dish pegged at around $1, following the original recipe. With my additions, I probably added around .20 or so. That brings the total cost of this dish to $1.25.
I served this meal with a salad, from lettuce that I got from a manager special a while back. Our total meal cost me no more than $1.75, and there is enough for 8 servings.