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So easy to put together, from one of Richard Simmons Deal-A-Meal cookbooks, but I changed it a little to suit my taste.


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 cup shallots, chopped
  • 3/4 cup brown rice, uncooked
  • 1/2 cup lentils, uncooked
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chives, chopped
  • pepper to taste
  • 4 cups steamed vegetables, such as broccoli, carrot sticks, green beans and sliced leeks


  • In a large heavy saucepan heat olive oil and saute garlic and shallots. Do not allow to brown.
  • Add rice and lentils. Saute 3 minutes.
  • Add water and salt.
  • Bring to boil. Cover and reduce heat.
  • Simmer over low heat 40 minutes. (maybe a little less)
  • Remove from heat and let sit 15 minutes without removing lid.
  • Stir in chives.
  • Season to taste with pepper.
  • Serve with veggies. Enjoy!

Categories: Beans  Low Fat  Rice  Vegetarian  Weight Watchers 

Author Credit: Richard Simmons

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