Lentils and Rice With Caramelized Onions

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Outta Here

This can be served either warm or room temperature as an appetizer (good with toasted pita chips), or as a side to chicken. As suggested by some reviewers, add cumin and allspice to taste, if desired!

Top Review by UmmBinat

I add cumin & allspice and we serve ours this way as well rather than a typical way with a tomato sauce. I do like to add a bit of brown sugar to the caramelized onions for the top. Reviewed for Everyday's a Holiday March 2010.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Peel and slice onions vertically.
  2. Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat.
  3. Add onion; cover and cook 15 minutes or until soft, stirring occasionally.
  4. Uncover and increase heat to medium; cook 25 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low and keep onions warm.
  5. While onion cooks, bring water to a boil in a large saucepan.
  6. Add lentils; return to a boil and reduce heat to keep at a low boil and cook 20 minutes.
  7. Stir in 1/2 cup caramelized onion, rice, salt, and pepper. Cover, and cook over medium-low heat for 25 minutes, until lentils and rice are tender.
  8. Spoon lentils and rice into a shallow dish; top with remaining onion.
  9. Drizzle remaining oil over lentils. Serve with yogurt, if desired.

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