Vegetarian Brown Rice Casserole

  • Yield 4 servings

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.

Ingredients

1 -- (19-ounce) can ready-to-serve lentil soup
1 package (about 9-ounces) ready-to-serve brown rice
1 -- (7.75-ounce) can unsalted mixed vegetables, drained
1 large or 2 small canned roasted peppers, diced
1/2 cup shreddded cheddar cheese, divided

Instructions

  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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