Rice-Lentil Salad

Rice-Lentil Salad is an easy recipe for a side salad. Takes only 10 minutes to prepare. Main ingredients are white rice, lentils, celery, bell peppers, parsley and chicken broth served over lettuce leaves with a vinaigrette dressing. It is also a healthy, low calories, No-Fat, No Cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, diabetic friendly, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (3) PointsPlus per serving recipe. Makes 6 servings. Rice-Lentil Salad will be loved rice-lentil-saladby all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 10 minutes.
Cooking Time: 25 Minutes.
Total Time: 2 Hours 35 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

(1-3/4) cups chicken broth
1/2 cup uncooked long grain white rice
1/3 cup dried lentils
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 dash cayenne pepper
1/2 cup sliced celery
1 medium size red onion, chopped
1/2 cup diced bell pepper (red or green)
1/2 cup fat free vinaigrette salad dressing
6 lettuce leaves

DIRECTIONS:

1. Heat broth to a boil in a 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in rice and lentils. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook 20 minutes or until done. Let stand 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.

2. Toss the lentil mixture, parsley, cayenne pepper, celery, onion, green pepper and vinaigrette together in a large bowl until evenly coated. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight. Season to taste.  Serve over the lettuce leaves.

YIELD: 6 servings
Serving Size: 1/2 cup per serving.

Carb Choices: 1-1/2
(Weight Watchers PointsPlus = 3)

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 120, Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 510mg, Sugars: 1.68g, Carbohydrates: 25g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 4g

Original recipe and image from CSC Brands LP. http://www.campbellskitchen.com/recipes/lentil-rice-salad-24658

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