This makes a good side dish but is also good served as a main dish in a taco bowl. If you have any leftovers, this is also great reheated and lightly mashed with a spoon transforming it into a 'bean dip' and served with tortilla chips.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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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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  • Combine chicken broth, tomatoes, lentils, rice, onion, jalapeno peppers, garlic, taco seasoning, oregano, and cumin in a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®). Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 8 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

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  • Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 10 minutes.

  • Open the lid and stir in 1/2 of the Mexican cheese blend. Sprinkle remaining cheese over the top. Put the lid back on top and let sit for 4 minutes. Garnish with cilantro.

Cook's Note:

You can also use green lentils, if preferred.

Nutrition Facts

339 calories; protein 17.5g; carbohydrates 39.8g; fat 12g; cholesterol 36.4mg; sodium 1108.8mg. Full Nutrition
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