Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
I grew up eating this- usually every Friday, because my family doesn't eat meat on Fridays. Its so good, I personally consider it comfort food. Its healthy, simple, and full of fiber! I often eat leftovers in a sandwich with veggies. Goes well with olives, pita bread, raw onion, celery, carrots, lettuce.
- 1 medium onion, diced (you can use more if you like, I do)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup brown rice (I use Uncle Ben's)
- 1 cup brown lentils
- 4 cups water (approximately)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt (you can use more or less)
- Heat oil in pan.
- add onions, and cook on medium high heat until they are brown- stir occasionally.
- stir in rice and lentils, mix in with onions.
- add water.
- add salt, mix contents.
- cover and simmer.
- This will take over an hour. The water will be absorbed into rice and lentils. Make sure they are soft. Sometimes you may need to add a little more water. Stir occasionally.
- Best if served in a shallow bowl, and let sit for 10 minutes or so. Enjoy warm or cold.
This recipe is missing the most important ingredients! ALL-SPICE and 7 spices....this will give it the zingggg it needs, that's the correct Lebanese way to make it:) ENJOY.
:yummy: This is really tasty! I cooked 2 versions of this - one as in the recipe and one with the additiona of 1/2 a chicken stock cube and 1/2 tsp of ras el hanout spices. Both versions were delicious... I agree wholeheartedly that this is comfort food and it's great that it's so healthy and nutritious too. Will have the leftovers for lunch today :) Also reviewed for NA*ME Dish of The Week.
This is a great recipe - I make it in a slow cooker. Just put the rice, lentils, water and salt in a smaller slowcooker. 3.5 hours on high and it is perfect! We top ours with carmelized onions and serve with a chopped tomato, cucumber, red onion salad dressed with olive oil and lemon juice.