This recipe cooks itself. It's so easy and so delicious it might just become a staple for you as it has become for us. If you don't have all of those spices, don't fret, just add a little more of what you do have. If you want to add some garlic, go for it - it's not a picky casserole. And if you don't have vegan cheese, it'll still be really good.
This will take 10 minutes (at the most) of prep and then cooks in the oven for an hour and a half (while you take a long and relaxing bubble bath).
¾ cup dried lentils
¾ cup brown rice (uncooked)
1 onion, finely chopped
3 cups vegetable broth
1 (14 oz) can crushed tomatoes
½ tsp dried basil
½ tsp dried oregano
½ tsp dried thyme
¾ cup vegan (Daiya) cheese
a healthy sprinkle of pepper
1. Preheat oven to 350°
2. In a large glass casserole dish, combine all the ingredients and carefully stir together.
3. Cover with tin foil and bake for 1 ½ hours stirring every 30 minutes.
4. When finished, remove tin foil, sprinkle cheese, turn the oven up to broil, and let cook for a couple minutes until cheese is melted. Keep a close eye on it so the cheese doesn’t burn.
Steam or saute something green along side this dish for a super healthy and well rounded meal!
p.s. sorry for the lack of pictures. I have made all of the recipes I post on this blog, just haven't had time to make them early enough in the day to get a good pic for ya - but I'll do my best this weekend to get some fun Halloween food pictured and posted :)