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Lentils And Rice

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The Lentils And Rice dish is nutritious and filling I was surprised to see my children eating this wonderful dish! You just have to try this Lentils And Rice recipe!
  Brown lentils 1 Cup (16 tbs), well washed and soaked for 1 to 2 hours
  Onion 1 , finely chopped
  Oil 8 Tablespoon (preferably olive oil)
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Long grain rice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Onions 2 , sliced downward into half moon shapes (Extra)
  Salt To Taste

Drain lentils, cover with fresh water and boil for 20 to 30 minutes or until tender. Fry chopped onion in 2 to 3 tablespoons of the oil until soft and golden. Add it to the lentils and season with salt and pepper. Mix well and add to the rice together with enough water to make the volume of liquid in the pan about equal to that of the rice. Season again and simmer gently, covered, for about 20 minutes or until rice is tender; add a little more water during the cooking if needed — it should be just absorbed when the rice is cooked. Fry sliced onions briskly in remaining oil until dark brown, sweet and almost caramelised. Serve the lentils and rice in a large shallow dish garnished with the fried onion slices. Either hot or cool, it is a delicious light supper dish to have, dressed with yogurt.In the Middle East, the proportions vary with every family. Olive oil gives a distinctive flavor to the dish, but a lighter vegetable oil will do.

Recipe Summary

Main Dish
Rice, Vegetable

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 560 Calories from Fat 272

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 31 g47.3%

Saturated Fat 4.1 g20.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 104.2 mg4.3%

Total Carbohydrates 57 g19%

Dietary Fiber 16.5 g65.8%

Sugars 5.3 g

Protein 15 g30.1%

Vitamin A 0.4% Vitamin C 16.3%

Calcium 5.4% Iron 22.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Lentils And Rice Recipe