Vegetarian Brown Rice Casserole

Vegetarian Brown Rice Casserole


"Vegetarian main dishes often require hours of chopping and cooking, and a laundry list of ingredients – but not in this dish. This easy casserole turns a can of vegetarian lentil soup into a hearty casserole with the help of nutritious, ready-to-serve whole-grain brown rice, canned vegetables, and cheddar cheese. Because all of the ingredients go into the casserole already cooked (canned vegetables are simply cooked vegetables in a can), all they need is a few minutes in a microwave before they are delightfully done and ready to serve."
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12 m servings 231 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 231 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 7.5 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.1g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 11.7 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 645 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Combine soup, rice, mixed vegetables, peppers and 6 tablespoons of the cheddar cheese in a 2-quart, microwave-safe casserole or baking dish. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and level the top of the mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining 2 tablespoons of cheddar cheese.
  2. Cover and cook in a microwave oven at full power until heated through and the cheese has melted (about 5 minutes).
  3. Uncover and cool for 1 minute before serving.
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Awesome! How many ways have I altered it? Probably different each time! The roasted red peppers MAKE the dish though, so don't skimp on them. I usually add kidney beans and use frozen instea...

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This was delicious! I used an organic lentil soup, and substituted 2% milk sharp Cheddar cheese. It was slightly watery, so I plan to use less of the soup in the future.

Quick meal to make when you're tired after work!