High Protein meal for on the run or with steamed veges, or salad:
MEAT FREE High nutrient meal
Lentil and Brown Rice Loaf
½ cup brown rice (makes about 1 ½ cups cooked)
½ cup brown lentils (makes about 1 ½ cups cooked)
1 large onion
2 cloves garlic
2 Tspns oil
¼ cup pinenuts
(add some chai seeds here also if wanted)
1 tspn basil
1 tspn sugar
½ tspn salt (herbamare)
1 Tbsp dark soya sauce
¼ cup wheat germ
½ cup LSA or flaxseed meal
½ cup grated chees
½ cup grated cheese
Cook the rice and lentils separately (brown lentils take no soaking and cook about 35mins.) or use 1 – 1 ½ cups each of precooked rice or lentils.
Chop onion and garlic and saute’ in the oil until lightly browned. Add the pine-nuts and herbs, and continue to cook for a few minutes.
Combine the next 8 ingredients in large bowl. Mix well. Stir in the lentils, rice and onion mix. Mix well.
Place mix into a well oiled or lined loaf tin. Bake uncover for about 45 mins. Until the centre feels firm. Let stand for about 10 mins after cooking.
EXTRAS: I add spinach or left over kale into my onion saute’ for that bit extra when I have it on hand.
Great with a serve of steamed veges or salad! Or on the run – surprisingly satisfying and filling.