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From: Ruchama - London, England

This is a Middle East dish, I love having different salads next to it like roasted peppers, tahini, tomato salad.

Serves 4-8 depending what you serve it with

  • 1 cup of whole rice (not white)
  • 1 cup of green lentils
  • 1 large onion, cut into thin slices or rings
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon black ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of paprika (optional)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of choped parsly
  • (salt to tast)
  • optional to cook rice in veg.stock
1. Cook rice (watch that it does not dry from over cooking)

2. Cook lentils with a lot of water until soft to bite (not mushy) and drain.

3. Fry the onions slowly with some of the oil until brown (soak the oil with a kichen towel)

4. In a large pan:
stirfry the rice, lentils in olive oil for 2-3 min.
add the cumin, pepperand salt
take off the heat add the parsly and mix.

Serve with the fried onion on top.

I usually add more cumin and pepper when I taste it while cooking, you can allso fry some of the onion whith the rice and lentils.

Can be served hot or cold.