Kusherie (Egyptian Rice and Lentils)

Total Time
10 mins
35 mins

Easy to make, despite the recipe length, and high in protein. In Egypt this is served with plain yogurt as a side dish. From Mennonite cookbook More-With-Less.

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  1. In a large heavy saucepan over medium heat, brown lentils in 2 Tbsp oil, about 5 minutes, stirring often.
  2. Add the 3 cups boiling stock and the salt and pepper.
  3. Cook uncovered 10 minutes over medium heat.
  4. Stir in the rice and 1 cup stock.
  5. Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 25 minutes without stirring.
  6. Meanwhile make sauce: Heat all the sauce ingredients together in a medium saucepan.
  7. Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 20-30 minutes.
  8. To make browned onions, heat oil in a small skillet.
  9. Saute onions and garlic over medium heat till browned.
  10. To serve, put rice lentil mixture on a platter, pour tomato sauce over and top with browned onions.