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Rice and Lentils
  • 50 MINUTES COOK TIME
  • 55 MINUTES TOTAL TIME
PHOTO BY LAURA HEINEMAN

Ingredients

  • 1 onion
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 C brown rice
  • 1/2 C lentils
  • 2 C water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

Directions

Mise en Place

  • Finely chop the onion.
  • Measure out the ingredients.

Prepare

  • Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add onion and saut√© until lightly browned.
  • Stir in rice and lentils.
  • Add water, salt, pepper, and cinnamon.
  • Stir and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook for 35 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 10 minutes.
  • Fluff with a fork.

Serve

  • Serve and enjoy!

Recipe in Action

  • 4 Servings
  • Difficulty: Easy
Click here for Nutrition Facts Nutrition Tip

Lentils are high in protein and fiber and low in fat. They are also great sources of folate, iron, phosphorus, and potassium.

Cultural Facts

Kushari is actually Egypt's national dish!

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