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Thursday, August 21, 2008


This is so yummy! This is my favorite dish to get at the local Middle Eastern restaurant. I will have to say that after making this for the first time I would make twice the amount of caramelized onions and only puree some of them. I'm making the changes in the recipe below so you don't have to. Please forgive the horrible pix - the lighting was so wrong.

1 cup lentils
1/3 cup rice
3 1/2 cups water
2 large onions
1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil or coconut oil
salt and pepper to taste

Put lentils, rice and water in saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cover. Cook for about 50 mins or till rice and lentils are tender.

Meanwhile, slice your onions and put them in a skillet with oil. Cook over medium/low heat till carmelized. This will take about 35 minutes or so. Stir occasionally.

When onions are done, blender all but 1/4 - 1/3 cup. Mix in with cooked lentils and rice and season with salt and pepper and cook for 5 more minutes. When serving, serve remaining onions on the top.

The rice and lentils should not have any liquid in them. If they get done too quickly like mine did, just drain out water.

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