A lovely Middle Eastern dish made with green lentils, rice and topped with caramelised onions
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
- 1 cup dried brown lentils or green lentils
- 1 cup white rice
- 2 onions chopped
- 3 tbsp olive oil or vegetable oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 2-3 cups water
- 1 tsp cumin
Rinse lentils with cold water.
In a medium sized pot add the lentils and the water and bring to boil.
Cover the pot, turn the heat down to simmer until lentils are tender but not mushy. (stir occasionally) add salt and cumin.
Wash rice and add it to lentils. Add water to cover the rice and cook on low heat until the water is gone.
In a saucepan saute onions in olive oil until completely softened and caramelised.
Add half of the caramelised onions into cooked lentils and rice. Use the other half to top your dish before serving.
Serve with natural yogurt and salad.
Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 397mg | Potassium: 400mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 4.1mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 3mg