Vegetarian Brown Rice Casserole Recipe -
Vegetarian Brown Rice Casserole Recipe
  • READY IN 12 mins

Vegetarian Brown Rice Casserole

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"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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  • PREP

    7 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    12 mins


  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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Jun 03, 2010

I think how good this tastes will depend on the canned lentil soup you use. I used Amy's Organic Lentils w/ Vegetables and the soup was not good to start so the overall casserole was just okay. I used fresh red bell peppers instead of canned and added diced onions and 1 crushed garlic too. Also, I baked it at 350 for 30 minutes instead of nuking it. I think I'll try it again but making my own lentil soup (which I know defeats the purpose of this quick recipe!).

Dec 17, 2010

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 instead of canned veggies.


6 Ratings

Apr 26, 2010

This was a good recipe, not being vegetarian I added hamburger, and skipped the can veggies and added some carrots precooked in the microwave. It made a simple main dish and would be good as a side dish too.

Nov 19, 2010

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.

Mar 23, 2011

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


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  • Calories
  • 231 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.1 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 7.5 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 6.7 g
  • 27%
  • Protein
  • 11.7 g
  • 23%
  • Sodium
  • 645 mg
  • 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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