Brown rice, lentils, bread crumbs, onions and tomatoes are combined with eggs and herbs and baked into a vegetarian version of a mealtime favorite. Sprinkle loaf with shredded cheese and bake an additional 5 minutes, if desired.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Cook lentils and brown rice according to package directions.

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  • In a large bowl, mash lentils. To the lentils add wheat germ, bread crumbs, brown rice, eggs, onion, thyme, tomatoes, ketchup, soy sauce and cheese. Pour into loaf pan.

  • Bake, covered, for 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

330.9 calories; protein 17.4g 35% DV; carbohydrates 53.2g 17% DV; fat 5.7g 9% DV; cholesterol 66mg 22% DV; sodium 497.5mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2006
This is now one of my favorite fake meat recipes. I did alter slightly. I replaced wheat germ with flax seed meal used fresh bread crumbs used a couple sprinkles of dried minced onion instead of fresh used cheddar cheese and covered top with barbecue sauce. Also replaced crushed tomatoes with 1/3 cup marinara sauce. Good texture and flavor. Will make again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/28/2011
This was pretty good and I think with some tweaking it would be really good. Make sure you cook the lentils long enough to get them really soft. I should have added the extra water that another person suggested because mine were still a little too firm. Read More
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136 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 57
  • 4 star values: 43
  • 3 star values: 21
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2006
This is now one of my favorite fake meat recipes. I did alter slightly. I replaced wheat germ with flax seed meal used fresh bread crumbs used a couple sprinkles of dried minced onion instead of fresh used cheddar cheese and covered top with barbecue sauce. Also replaced crushed tomatoes with 1/3 cup marinara sauce. Good texture and flavor. Will make again. Read More
(57)
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
This is a fabulous recipe for our vegetarian household! Cook the lentils and rice with more water than usual to make the loaf not so dry. I also mix a little cheese into the loaf and then sprinkle some more on the top. This is truly the best vege-loaf I've ever had! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2006
This was REALLY good moist and tasty. I used fresh breadcrumbs instead of dried (4 slices wholemeal bread) green lentils instead of brown left out the wheatgerm added 2 cloves of crushed garlic 1 shredded carrot and 2 sticks chopped celery. Also I topped it with BBQ sauce before cooking and cooked for 1 1/2 hours. My husband loved it too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2003
WOW!!! If I hadn't made it myself I would have had to ask the cook if they were sure there wasn't any meat in it. This recipe is much better than "real" meatloaf. I added 1/2 c. of Italian stewed tomatoes and juice from a can instead of 1/3 c. and I put ketchup on the top for the last 1/2 hour of baking time. Other than that I wouldn't (and won't) change a thing. It's also very good as cold leftover sandwiches! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/04/2003
I veganized this recipe (ground flax seeds and extra tomatoes instead of eggs and brewers yeast instead of cheese). It was quite good and I think that I could get away with feeding it to my non-vegan family without them realizing that it is not meatloaf. It was great with a side of baked tomatoes as "gravy". I will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/27/2003
I had no thyme for this recipe so in a panick substituted some basil and oregano instead which I'm sure influenced the flavour! I also used a bit more sauce than was specified and spread some sauce and ketchup mix on the top. It turned out a little bland but was good with salt and pepper. VERY FILLING may I add. I grated mozzarella on half the top and parmesan on the other- both were excellent! Sidenote: lentils do not mash very well when they're cold!!! Good recipe though! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/05/2006
I don't know why other reviewers thought this was dry unless they baked it longer than one hour. As I assembled it I expected it to be dry and made some gravy in anticipation but it was really great texture wise. I will definitely make this again but will tweak it a bit to make it more like Mom's. I plan to add onion celery and bell pepper and top it with ketchup maybe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2010
I like this recipe. It's very versatile. I made it for a friend left out the thyme and hot sauce and added paprika and used less ketsup (she's diabetic) added alittle liquid smoke and used sharp cheddar instead of the mozzarella. After its refrigerated it slices nicely and reheats well for a sandwich. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2003
especially good reheated the second day Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/28/2011
This was pretty good and I think with some tweaking it would be really good. Make sure you cook the lentils long enough to get them really soft. I should have added the extra water that another person suggested because mine were still a little too firm. Read More
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