Lebanese Lentils Rice

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 1 cup - basmati rice
  • 1 brown onion
  • 1 cup - brown lentils (canned /cooked)
  • 1 tbsp - olive oil + 2 tsp extra
  • 1 tsp - roasted cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp - crushed black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp - garam masala
  • 2 tsp - lemon juice
  • salt, to taste

How to Make Lebanese Lentils Rice

  • Wash basmati rice and cook it in Boiled water (salt added) till it's 90% done.
  • Drain the excess water and rinse with fresh water.
  • Caramelize onions in a saucepan and keep it aside.
  • Heat olive oil in a deep pan and add brown lentils. Saute it for a minute.
  • Add rice along with all the spices into it. Mix well and cook it for 2-3 more minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and mix half of the caramelized onions in a pan.
  • Transfer it to a serving bowl and sprinkle remaining caramelized onions on top.
  • Drizzle lemon juice over the bowl and serve hot with a yogurt dip.
  • Recipe Courtesy: My Own Food Court