Without any sort of a plan when on the Daniel Fast, you can easily get overwhelmed by the food guidelines. Some people, for the sake of simplicity, resort to eating the same foods over and over again.
That’s one of the reasons I wrote my book, The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast. I wanted not only to provide spiritual encouragement and guidance for the fast but also to equip people with great-tasting recipes. My book and website contain hundreds of dishes that many people choose to enjoy even when they’re not on the Daniel Fast!
In this recipe, brown rice is combined with lentils, which forms a complete protein (all the essential amino acids are present in the proper amounts). It’s important to choose dishes such as this one to ensure you’re taking in adequate amounts of this necessary nutrient.
Green Bean Casserole
4 cups water, divided
½ cup lentils, rinsed and sorted
3 cups fresh or frozen green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped red onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons dried basil
1/2 teaspoon salt Place the rice and 2 cups water in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 20 minutes. In another saucepan, add lentils with the remaining 2 cups of water, and bring to a boil. Lower heat, and simmer 20 minutes, with the lid slightly tilted.
- If using fresh green beans, steam or boil them for about 20 minutes before baking.