Note: This recipe is especially for pregnant
and breastfeeding women, but it can be a nutritious part of
almost anyone's diet. Pregnant and breastfeeding women need
to consume extra calories and eat a variety of nutritious foods
to contribute to their baby's growth and
- 1 c. brown rice, uncooked
- 3/4 c. cooked lentils
- 1/2 c. vegetable broth
- Cook brown rice according to package directions and begin to
heat vegetable broth in a separate pot over low heat.
- Combine cooked rice and lentils in a large bowl.
- Add vegetable broth to moisten rice and mix well.
approximately 1/2 cup
Nutritional analysis (per serving):
6 g protein
1 g fat
0 g sat. fat
43 g carbohydrate
5 g fiber
0 mg cholesterol
58 mg sodium
10 mg calcium
2 mg iron
67 mcg folic acid
Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands
Why this recipe is good for pregnant or breastfeeding
This recipe contains lentils, which are a good source of folic
acid. Folic acid can help prevent major birth defects.
Steven Dowshen, MD
Date reviewed: July 2005
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice,
diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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