Carrot-Lentil Casserole

 

Lentils and carrots – crops grown in abundance in Washington – combine to make a savory dish worthy of a bottle of Mourvèdre. (Photo via Flickr/click for credit)

This one-dish wonder is loaded with delicious flavors and ample protein and should pair beautifully with Mourvèdre, which often calls for rich, savory dishes.

This takes only a few minutes to prep and about two hours of total time to prepare.

Carrot-Lentil Casserole

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven at 350 degrees F.
  2. Coat a three-quarter baking dish with cooking spray, then combine the onions, carrots, lentils, rice, cheese, bell pepper, seasonings and herbs. Stir in broth and tomatoes.
  3. Cover and bake until liquid is absorbed and lentils and rice are tender, about 1 1/4 to 1 3/4 hours.

Serves six.