38 Reviews

Excellent. I liked this very much. I admit that I am a big time meat eater, and the only reason I made this was because I am trying new dishes that use Basmati rice. I'm glad I tried this one. The only thing I did different was to add a couple of tablespoons of tomato paste to thicken the sauce a little more, otherwise did as instructed and it turned out great.

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Mike McCartney March 09, 2011

My vegetarian daughter loves this dish. She asks me to make it at least once a week. She likes things spicy so I add a tablespoon of red pepper flakes.

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penjomiles January 20, 2014

Interesting dish. I thought it was too spicy but others liked it a lot. It's always fun to try other cuisines!

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Marg (CaymanDesigns) October 19, 2013

Recently had this dish at Abu Tarek, the place visited in Bourdain's Cairo episode. There, chick peas are served with it. Separate stainless serving dishes arrive with the fried onions, chick peas, lentils, hot sauce and tomato sauce in each. Also a steel pitcher is on the table, containing "garlic vinegar." So you can adjust to taste, and, as I like to do, keep them separate, and mix as you go, which keeps it interesting. <br/><br/>A few labor-saving suggestions: use a garlic-based pasta sauce, adding cumin and fried onion and sri racha hot sauce to it; a product at the Chinese markets called "Fried Scallion" is very close to the fried onions used. You can skip many of the ingredients and it will still be delicious, but the onions are key.

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jacknyc March 23, 2013

Wow! As did another reviewer, I saw this on No Reservations and was so curious I made it for my mother and father the next day! Dad doesn't like onions so I only diced one in with the sauce and kept the four cloves of garlic. Like others said, I would DEFINITELY recommend getting two cans or more of tomato, only one can likely won't be enough. Very flavorful and delicious. Make sure you crisp some onions in the pan and put them on top, it's to die for!

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gardenstomp March 09, 2011

Wow! Delicious and seems versatile. This time around I didn't do anything 'extra', just made it straight as the recipe called for. We loved it!

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tamalita62 February 11, 2011

Great recipe.

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C.Luna November 14, 2010

Very Tasty! This may be due, in part, to the type of canned tomatoes I used: Aylmer Accents Chili Seasonings. I just realized that I didn't cook any pasta.. and I've finished 2 helpings! :D :D Maybe I'll add some to the leftovers when I have them tomorrow! Yum!

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Dominique353 November 18, 2009

I was a bit apprehensive about this since we haven't had lentils before, but I gave it a try and I'm glad I did. I used a jar of pureed tomato instead of chopped, and I mixed the sauce in with the rice/lentils/pasta before serving. My family all loved it, my 5 year old asked for more. Will definitely be making it again!

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kthdsn March 26, 2008

Wow! I can't believe how good this was. It was a complete surprise; it didn't look like much. The only change I made was to use a can of diced tomatoes with green chiles and I didn't drain them. BTW, I think this recipe makes more than 6 servings, and it's vegan, too.

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windhorse23 March 17, 2008
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