Well my 8 yr old made supper last night. I must say, it was pretty good. She made up this recipe and begged me to try it, so last night was the night.
Last week I made a recipe that I based on this one.
Only replace half of the rice with lentils. I cooked them together, added a little Mrs. Dash and used broth instead of water. I than added a can of corn to the cooked mixture.
Well Amberlin decided that it would taste good in a burrito, so we made the mix again, cooked and cut into pieces some boneless skinless chicken, put into a shell with some cheddar cheese and warmed in the oven for a few minutes. It was pretty good. We put sour cream on top of it and had a filling dinner.
With the leftovers today, I just put in on my plate without a shell, we used them all yesterday lol.
She was soo excited that she made up a recipe and it was good. It just came to her, she says lol. Well that's how I do it too, at least that's a good thing she's inheriting from me!
I'd heard about lentils on a show a while back. They said you can interchange rice and lentils and cook them just the same. By using both you get your carbs and protein together and it's very filling. So instead of 1 cup of rice, and 2 cups of water, use 1/2 C of lentils and 1/2 C of rice and 2 cups of water. Cook them together at the same time. Don't forget some seasoning and your good to go!