One-Pot Beef with Lentils and Rice

Ingredients (for 1 person)

2 ounces lean beef
1 dash of salt and pepper
1 teaspoon olive oil, extra virgin
1/4 (Each) onions, raw
1 teaspoon garlic, chopped
1/2 cup carrots, chopped
1/4 cup brown rice, uncooked
1/4 cup red lentils, dry
1/4 cup vegetable broth
1 (Each) green salad (2 c) and 2 Tbsp reduced-fat Italian dressing


  1. Cut beef into small cubes—season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan.
  3. Add beef and saute until brown on all sides.
  4. Chop onion and add to the pan. Continue to saute for 5 minutes. Add garlic and stir an additional 1-2 minutes.
  5. Dice carrots into bite-size pieces and add to the pan. Continue to cook, stirring often, for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Pour in rice and cook until browned slightly.
  7. Add in lentils and broth. Season with additional salt and pepper if desired, bring to boil, lower to simmer, cover, and cook for 30-35 minutes until rice and lentils are soft but not mushy.
  8. Serve with a salad topped with reduced-fat dressing.

Nutritional information per serving: 387 cal, 10g fat, 49g carbohydrates, 26g protein

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