Hearty Lentil Loaf
This unusually hearty and flavorful lentil loaf is for the Dabblers and Experienced cooks in natural foods. While at first glance, it may seem time-consuming, you are only actively cooking for 10 minutes on Step 1 and 10 minutes on Step 2. Serve it with mashed potatoes and gravy and add a cream of broccoli soup.
Directions for Step 1. Bring the water to a boil. Add all the ingredients in Part 1 and bring down to low for approximately 1 hour. You need to check it at 50 minutes.
Directions for Step 2. While the lentils and rice are cooking, mix all the Step 2 ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Set aside until the lentil/rice portion is completed.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Add the cooked Step 1 lentils/rice combination to the Step 2 ingredients already in the large mixing bow. Stir and place the mix in a 10 X 10 oil-sprayed baking dish.
Put the dish in the oven for ~ 40 minutes. It should be quite firm and hold its shape when cut.
If you dont have time for the gravy, then try it with catsup or mustard or hot sauce.