Lentil-Rice Nachos

by Amelia
(Fl)

Lentil-Rice Nachos

My kids LOVE this. It's NUTRITIOUS, CHEAP and EASY!

1.5 cups dried lentils
1 cup dried brown rice
1 chopped onion
2 chopped cloves of garlic
1 tablespoon taco spice mix
stack of corn tortillas
olive oil
salt
shredded cheddar cheese
plain yogurt
chopped tomato
shredded lettuce

Place lentils, rice, onion, garlic and taco spice mix in a pot. Cover with enough water so that when you stick your finger into the pot at the level of the rice/lentils...the water comes up to your knuckle. Sorry..I don't have more precise instructions. This is how I know how much water to put in when I cook lentils and rice together.

Bring water to a boil and then simmer for 30 minutes or until lentil/rice is cooked.

Meanwhile, make your chips. Brush both sides of corn tortillas with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and use a pizza cutter to cut into quarters. Spread chips apart on a cookie sheet and bake at 450 degrees until crisp, but not brown (around 7-10 minutes...less time if you are using a dark baking sheet).

(My kids like these better than store-bought) chips.

Serve the lentil/rice over the chips. Add shredded cheddar cheese, chopped tomatoes, shredded lettuce, plain yogurt (we use this instead of sour cream...much healthier!) and enjoy.

My kids love dipping the chips into everything and eating these nutritious and cheap nachos. They also love to help make the chips..they like "painting" the olive oil on.

Amelia from http://my-home-remedies.com

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