Make Ahead Freezer Meals with Lentils, Rice & Veggies
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:30 minutes
Total Time:35 minutes
Yield:1 make ahead freezer meal
¾ cup frozen rice or quinoa
½ cup cooked green lentils
7 oz frozen vegetables (I used broccoli and cauliflower)
taco seasoning, to taste
whichever other seasonings you enjoy! (lemon pepper, etc.)
Choose a firmer variety of lentils, like green or brown. These will freeze better!
Bring salted water to a boil and add your lentils. Cover and boil for 2-3 minutes.
Turn heat down to medium and simmer until crisp and tender, about 30 minutes. (It’s okay to slightly under-cook because they’ll cook more when you re-heat them later!) Freeze cooked lentils on their own, or use to prep freezer meals.
Add cooked lentils, frozen rice or quinoa, and frozen veggies to an airtight container. Freeze.
When ready to eat, season meal as desired. I love to use taco seasoning, lemon pepper, or onion salt! Add a few tablespoons of water to meal to help it steam.
Microwave 3-5 minutes, until tender and warmed through.
Stir, serve, and enjoy! Top with sriracha or your favorite sauce.