This Instant Pot recipe for Cheesy Southwestern Lentils & Brown Rice is the perfect quick vegetarian weeknight dinner recipe that's perfect for Meatless Monday! Hearty lentils and brown rice combine with southwestern spices, tomatoes, peppers & plenty of melty cheese! | platingsandpairings.com

Instant Pot Cheesy Southwestern Lentils & Brown Rice

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Southwest
Keyword: cheesy lentils, instant pot lentils, southwestern lentils
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 530 kcal
Author: Adapted from From a Chef's Kitchen

This Instant Pot recipe for Cheesy Southwestern Lentils & Brown Rice is the perfect quick vegetarian weeknight dinner recipe that's perfect for Meatless Monday! Hearty lentils and brown rice combine with southwestern spices, tomatoes, peppers & plenty of melty cheese!

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 red onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 3/4 cup Bob's Red Mill brown rice
  • 3/4 cup Bob's Red Mill brown lentils
  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 can petite diced tomatoes 15 oz.
  • 1 can diced green chiles 4 oz.
  • 1 Tbsp taco seasoning
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded cheese I prefer mozzarella and sharp cheddar
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro for topping

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients, except cheese and cilantro, to your Instant Pot. Set to manual and cook on high pressure for 15 minutes. Allow pressure to naturally release for 15 minutes then release remaining pressure. 

  2. Remove cover and stir in half of the cheese. Sprinkle remaining cheese over the top and replace the cover. Allow to stand for 5 minutes.

  3. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve. Enjoy! 

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Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Cheesy Southwestern Lentils & Brown Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 530 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 58mg19%
Sodium 1125mg49%
Carbohydrates 61g20%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 1100IU22%
Vitamin C 64.4mg78%
Calcium 480mg48%
Iron 4.9mg27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.