Mexican Lentils

Note:  This was so delicious, quick to throw in the crockpot, and vegetarian to boot!  Great for a quick, inexpensive meal.

Ingredients
1/2 cup rice
3/4 cup lentils*
1 can Rotel (or 1 15oz can of petite diced tomatoes + 1 4oz can of green chilies)
3 cups of water
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. garlic powder


Directions
1) Rinse and drain lentils
2) Put all ingredients in your crockpot
3) Cook on high for 3 hours
4) Serve hot in a bowl or over tortilla chips "nacho style".  Top with cheese and/or sour cream.
5) Dig in!

*When cooking lentils in the crockpot, they should be cooked on high for a short period of time. If you want to modify this recipe to cook on low for 8 hours, then pre-cook the lentils. 

source: http://marriedtotheempire.blogspot.com/2010/08/lentil-rice-casserole-mexican-style.html

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