Koshari - Lentils and Rice With Tomato Sauce

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by JackieOhNo

Posted for ZWT 6. Koshari is very similar to chili. It is made of lentils, rice and tomato sauce and cab be spicy. Koshari is a fast food meal in the Middle East, and is offered by street vendors in cities like Cairo. There are many variations, but this recipe should give you a good idea of what it is all about!

Top Review by Debbie R.

I really enjoyed this. I didn't have orzo or elbows, so I used the bows instead. It was still great. Do cook the lentils the entire time mentioned.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place lentils in saucepan with 4 cups of water and bring to a boil. Allow to simmer on low for 30 minutes, or until tender. Add rice to the lentils and cook for another 20 minutes or so, until rice is tender.
  2. Meanwhile, cook macaroni according to package directions to an al dente stage.
  3. Combine lentils, rice and macaroni in large pot.
  4. Saute onions and garlic in pan in olive oil until browned.
  5. Add tomato sauce to onions and garlic and heat until bubbling. Remove from heat.
  6. Place a serving of lentil mixture on a plate and cover with sauce. Sprinkle red pepper on top and serve.

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