Tomato Basil Rice & Lentil Pilaf

Tomato Basil Rice Lentil Pilaf
  • Prep Time: 5 min.
  • Cook Time: 15 min.
  • Servings: 4

With bold Mediterranean flavours, this side dish can be a lively partner for simply prepared proteins such as grilled chicken, fish or tofu. For nuttiness and zip, sprinkle with shredded Parmesan cheese before serving.

Tomato Basil Rice & Lentil Pilaf

Tomato Basil Rice Lentil Pilaf
  • Prep Time: 5 min.
  • Cook Time: 15 min.
  • Servings: 4

With bold Mediterranean flavours, this side dish can be a lively partner for simply prepared proteins such as grilled chicken, fish or tofu. For nuttiness and zip, sprinkle with shredded Parmesan cheese before serving.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pkg (250 g) GEOVITA Rice & Lentil Blend
  • 1 cup (250 mL) sodium-reduced chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) tomato juice
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine broth and tomato juice in a medium saucepan set over high heat. Bring to a boil.
  2. Add Geovita blend and sun-dried tomatoes, reduce heat to low and stir.
  3. Cook, covered, for 10 minutes or until broth is absorbed. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Stir in basil and butter.

Tip: For an easy, family pleasing meal, warm pre-cooked meatballs in the microwave while the blend is cooking and stir in just before serving.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pkg (250 g) GEOVITA Rice & Lentil Blend
  • 1 cup (250 mL) sodium-reduced chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) tomato juice
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine broth and tomato juice in a medium saucepan set over high heat. Bring to a boil.
  2. Add Geovita blend and sun-dried tomatoes, reduce heat to low and stir.
  3. Cook, covered, for 10 minutes or until broth is absorbed. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Stir in basil and butter.

Tip: For an easy, family pleasing meal, warm pre-cooked meatballs in the microwave while the blend is cooking and stir in just before serving.

Per serving (1/4 recipe): 280 calories, 6 g fat, 2.5 g saturated fat, 10 mg cholesterol, 43 g carbohydrates, 5 g fibre, 2 g sugars, 11 g protein, 300 mg sodium.

Per serving (1/4 recipe): 280 calories, 6 g fat, 2.5 g saturated fat, 10 mg cholesterol, 43 g carbohydrates, 5 g fibre, 2 g sugars, 11 g protein, 300 mg sodium.