Lentil Stuffed Peppers with Pasta with Butter

Lentil Stuffed PeppersPasta with Butter

 
Estimated Calories Estimated Fat Estimated Carbs
674 6 123
 

Instructions and Ingredients for Lentil Stuffed Peppers:
Begin by combining the dry rice and water in a small saucepan and bringing to a boil. Once the water is boiling, turn the heat down to low and cover. This will need to cook for approximately 30 minutes before turning off.

While your rice is cooking, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Halve and deseed your pepper and line a baking pan with foil and cooking spray. Pop those peppers into the oven for 30 minutes.

In another small pan, heat the olive oil over medium high heat and add your two cloves of garlic (you could probably make it three -- you are eating alone tonight) and onion. Stir frequently and cook for ~5 minutes or until translucent. Add your tomato sauce, diced tomatoes and spices and simmer for 10-15 minutes.

By this time, your rice should be about done. Fluff the rice with a fork and add your prepared lentils and sauce, with about 1/4 cup sauce reserved. Stir until the rice and lentils are coated evenly with the tomato sauce. Pull the peppers out of the oven and crank up the heat to 400 degrees. Stuff the peppers with the rice and lentil mixture and top with the additional tomato sauce. Cook for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the peppers begin to char.
One Medium Green Pepper (x 1)
.25 Cup Dry (.75 cup) (177 ml) Basmati Rice (x 1)
(.5 cup) (118 ml) Trader Joe's Steamed Lentils (x 1)
(1 tsp) (2.8 g) Garlic (x 1)
(.25 cup) (59 ml) Onion, Chopped (x 1)
(3.5 oz) (100 g) Homebrand Diced Tomatoes In Juice (x 2)
.25 C (2.2 oz) (61 g) Tomato Sauce; Kroger (x 2)
(1 tbsp) (15 ml) Tomato; Paste with Salt (x 1)
(1 tsp) (2.8 g) Garlic Powder (x 1)
(2 tbsp) (5.3 g) Basil, Fresh (x 0.5)
1 Tsp, Leaves (1 g) Spices, Oregano, Dried (x 1)
1 tsp Salt (Table Salt) (x 1)
1 tsp (2.1g) Pepper, Black (x 1)

Instructions and Ingredients for Pasta with Butter:
Fill a large pot with cold water. Pasta will expand up to triple its original size, so to ensure it cooks correctly, you'll need at least 1 qt. of water per every 4 oz. of dry pasta. If the water fills the pot more than � of the way full, use a larger pot to prevent water from boiling over the top. Allow the water to come to a full boil. You can cover the pot with a lid to speed up boiling time. If you put your pasta in before the water boils, it can start breaking it down prematurely, causing it to become soggy. Add salt to the water as soon as it starts to boil and let it dissolve. Put pasta into the pot of boiling water and stir frequently with a long wooden spoon. Stir pasta often, around every three minutes, to prevent it from sticking together or to the bottom of your pan. Stirring also allows your pasta to cook evenly.On average, whole wheat pasta takes up to 12 minutes to cook. Drain and serve with butter. Add salt and pepper to taste
(2 oz) (57 g) Pasta - Whole Wheat Spaghetti (x 1)
1 Pat Butter, Pat (x 1)
1 tsp (2.1g) Pepper, Black (x 1)
1 tsp Salt (Table Salt) (x 1)

We consider a low calorie meal to be a meal or recipe that is under 600 calories. To be considered low fat, it must have less than 30% of its calories coming from fat. Same with low carb, it must have less than 30% of its calories coming from carbs. We consider a dinner of lentil stuffed peppers with pasta with butter to be low fat.