Lovely Lentil Casserole

Jane Land

Vegan protein casserole

This dish is perfect for a Sunday dinner accompanied by vegetables, roast potatoes, and rich gravy.

  1. 1/2 cup green lentils (cooked until slightly mushy)
  2. 1/2 cup brown rice (or quinoa)
  3. 1 tbsp olive oil
  4. 1 cup shredded kale (remove tough stalks)
  5. 1 white onion (finely diced)
  6. ½ tsp thyme
  7. ½ tsp oregano
  8. 1½ cup mushrooms (finely diced)
  9. 2 gloves of garlic (crushed)
  10. 2 grated carrots
  11. 4 tbsp ground flax seeds
  12. 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  13. 1/2 cup walnuts (or hazelnuts) – ground in a blender
  14. 1/4 cup raisins (more if you prefer it sweeter)

Special thanks to Victoria Harley for the image:

  1. Thoroughly wash your lentils and rice. Cook them following the packet instructions. The recipe will hold together better if the lentils are slightly overcooked. Once cooked, drain and set aside.
  2. In the meantime, prepare all your other ingredients.
  3. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  4. Heat the oil in a large pan or wok. Once heated, add the onion, garlic, carrot, and kale. Cook for two minutes.
  5. Add the mushrooms, oregano, and thyme and continue to cook until everything is tender.
  6. Using a large mixing bowl, combine your vegetables, rice, and lentils with the ground flax seeds, nutritional yeast, nuts, and raisins.
  7. Mix everything well to ensure good binding of the ingredients.
  8. Press the mixture firmly into a casserole dish.
  9. Cook for 25-30 minutes.
  10. Serve with some rich onion gravy!

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