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Make Ahead Freezer Meals

Make Ahead Freezer Meals with Lentils, Rice & Veggies

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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 1 make ahead freezer meal
Calories 354
Author Alyssia Sheikh

Ingredients

  • 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.

Instructions

  • 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.
  • Yields 1 make ahead freezer meal.

Nutrition

Serving: 1meal | Calories: 354kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 2g | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 6g