Lentil Rice Salad

Lentil Rice Salad

Note: This recipe is especially for pregnant and breastfeeding women, but can be a nutritious part of almost anyone's diet.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 c. brown rice, uncooked
  • ¾ c. cooked lentils
  • ½ c. vegetable broth

Directions:

  1. Cook brown rice according to package directions and begin to heat vegetable broth in a separate pot over low heat.
  2. Combine cooked rice and lentils in a large bowl.
  3. Add vegetable broth to moisten rice and mix well.

Serves: 4

Serving size: approximately ½ cup

Nutritional analysis (per serving):
207 calories
6 g protein
1 g fat
0 g sat. fat
43 g carbohydrate
5 g fiber
0 mg cholesterol
58 mg sodium
10 mg calcium
2 mg iron
67 mcg folic acid

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Why this recipe is good for pregnant or breastfeeding women:
This recipe contains lentils, which are a good source of folic acid. Folic acid can help prevent major birth defects.

Reviewed by: Steven Dowshen, MD

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