Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins
Yet another recipe I discovered on the "World Hearth Circle of International Cooking." This looks promising as a meatless main dish or a side dish.
- Heat oil in pan, add onion and fry for 3 minutes.
- Add lentils, water, pepper and cumin.
- Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Add 2 cups water and bring to a boil.
- Add rice and salt and continue to boil.
- Then reduce heat to low, cover the pan and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Remove from heat and let sit for 10 minutes. Serve.
I haven't made this yet, but other recipes I have seen have a spicy tomatoe sauce on top, then garnished with crisp fried onions. This seems like it would be better with the sauce. Maybe if I combined two recipes? hmmmmm....
A nice side dish. I think it would be more traditional to include tomato sauce & pasta. It definitely needs something with a bolder flavor to go into or along with it.
I made this for dinner tonight. It was really good, but I had to double the water to cook the rice. I cooked the onion for much longer and because I used puy lentils, they also needed much longer cooking (than just the 5 minutes in step 3). I opted to use double the pepper and cumin and use chicken stock rather than water and salt. Don't get me wrong, the end result was excellent and I want to make this again!