Fakorizo ( Lentils With Rice)

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

A traditional dish very healthy and full of proteins. I make it more like a pilaf but with more water you can make it like a soup. Of course you can also add some vegetables such as carrots, potatoes...


  1. Boil the lentils in a pot with plenty of water until tender.Drain.
  2. Heat the olive oil and put the onion and the garlic and cook until transucent. Then add the rice and the lentils. Add 2 cup of water, (or more if you prefer the soup). With the 2 cups of water is more like a pilaf as you can see from the photos.
  3. Add the tomato paste.
  4. Season to taste.
  5. Cook for 40-50 minutes.


Most Helpful

This is a very good change from a potato or rice side dish and its very easy to make.

lancer777 January 11, 2008

I love lentils and think they have their own uniqe flavor but i did feel i needed to add a lil something because of the rice. I tossed in some cumin and and a bay leaf and cooked in chicken stock added carrots and italian parsley for veggies. It was very good I served with fish =)

Jamilahs_Kitchen September 10, 2007

I like this very much as a base to begin with. I had intended to use it as a side like pilaf as Katia mentioned, however, even with adding salt and pepper, cumin, coriander and cinnamon I still found it missing something for my taste (and I want to stress MY taste, it might be perfect for others). I decided to turn it into the soup and added peas, some carrot, okra and yellow pepper along with a bit of red pepper flakes. I ended up not being sure how many stars to give it. It became a very nice soup and the chef did mention that you could add veggies and more water in the intro. I don't feel that I went against what her recipe is but for myself, the end product just used the recipe as written for a starting point. So, I'm not going to give it stars but I am giving it a high recommendation for a healthy recipe that worked very well and is open to as many additions/variations as you can think of. Thank you for posting this Katia.

Annacia May 20, 2007

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