When Times are Tough! Lentils & Rice

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A couple of years ago, our family was going through really tough times. Praise God He’s faithful and brings us through when we lean on Him. This was one of the recipes I used at that time. It’s quite filling. I relied heavily on things such as cornbread, yeast bread, and biscuits to help fill tummies at our house. I made cornbread with this recipe. We had unexpected company one night. I served this to four adults and eight children and had just enough. This recipe would serve eight amply. Hurrah for leftovers!

Lentils and Rice for Tough Times
4 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
4 t canola oil
1 1/2 c dry lentils, rinsed
1 1/2 c brown rice
6 t chicken bouillon or 6 cubes
1 t dried oregano
1 t dried basil
8 c water
In a soup pot, saute the onion and garlic in the canola oil. Add the remaining ingredients and bring it to a full boil. Cover, reduce the heat, and simmer for 45 to 50 minutes. The water should be mostly absorbed.
Blessings,
Laura
Reveling in the Almost Spring Sunshine
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3 thoughts on “When Times are Tough! Lentils & Rice

  1. That sounds like a delicious recipe! I’ll have to try it some time. I’m not sure I’d use canola oil, though, as it’s not that good for you. Thank you so much for sharing!~Alyssa

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  2. Hello Alyssa, Thank you so much for your kind comment. Please tell me, what type of oil would you use? From what I’ve read, canola oil was one of the better oils. I know olive oil is better; but, at the time I wrote down the recipe I couldn’t afford it. Blessings to you!Laura

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  3. Hello Laura,You’re welcome! Extra virgin coconut oil is an alternative you might use though I think butter would be better. Actually Ghee (clarified butter) is the best as it doesn’t really burn. I hope these suggestions help! Sorry I didn’t respond to you sooner. I haven’t visited my blog lately.All the best,~Alyssa

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