Here's a great make-ahead side dish that makes a wonderful addition to a buffet, picnic or barbecue. Its subtle flavors will complement just about any main course and are sure to impress your guests!
cost per recipe: $4.74
The price is determined by the national average.
cups Swanson® Chicken Broth or Swanson® Certified Organic Chicken Broth or Swanson® Natural Goodness® Chicken Broth
cup uncooked long grain white rice
cup dried lentils
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
dash ground red pepper
stalk celery, sliced (about 1/2 cup)
medium red onion, chopped
cup diced green pepper or red pepper
cup fat free vinaigrette dressing
Heat the broth to a boil in a 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in the rice and lentils. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 20 minutes or until done. Let stand for 5 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed.
Toss the lentil mixture, parsley, ground red pepper, celery, onion, green pepper and vinaigrette in large bowl until coated. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight. Season to taste. Serve on the lettuce leaves.