Lentil rice

    Lentil rice


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    About this recipe: A simple and vegan-friendly Arabic dish, which is packed full of protein. Lentils are simmered with spices and rice, then topped with sauteed onions. It's the perfect meal, when served with a side salad.

    Serves: 6 

    • 190g dry lentils, rinsed
    • 475ml water
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
    • 1 tablespoon garlic granules
    • 140g white rice, rinsed
    • 175ml water
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 3 onions, sliced into 5mm rings

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr10min  ›  Ready in:1hr25min 

    1. Combine the lentils, 475ml water, 1 teaspoon salt, cumin and garlic granules in a pot over medium heat; bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low and cook until the lentils begin to soften, 20 to 30 minutes.
    2. Stir the rice, 175ml water, 1 teaspoon salt and the olive oil into the lentils. Cover the pot and continue cooking until the lentils and rice are tender, about 40 minutes.
    3. Heat the cooking oil in a frying pan over medium heat; cook the onions in the oil until browned, 7 to 10 minutes. Spread the onions over the rice and lentil mixture to serve.

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