I only like to cook in winter, and even then I keep it to a minimum. This is one of my favorite winter recipes because nearly everything can be measured out and combined ahead of time, then put into plastic bags or glass jars and sit until you're ready. Although the recipe calls for chicken broth I use bouillon so I can include it with the other dry ingredients. I usually combine enough ingredients (separately) for 4 or 5 meals, which gets me through the winter.
Lentil Rice Casserole (sounds yucky but we all like it)
3 bouillon cubes, chicken
3/4 cup uncooked lentils
1/2 cup uncooked brown rice
1/2 tsp sweet basil
1/4 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp garlic powder
Combine and save for another day...
When ready to cook add:
3/4 cup chopped fresh onion and
3 cups hot water
Cover and bake
Top with grated chedder cheese if desired, during last 20 minutes.
Serve with a nice crusty brown bread if you are very hungry. But it's yummy all by itself. :-)