6 Reviews

As an alternative to the rice, a fine to medium bulghur may be used. I prefer my onions to be burnt as the flavor is outstanding. I am Syrian and was raised on this dish, but it's just a matter of your preference.

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dogsandwoods April 22, 2010

WOW! This dish was really delicious and very simple to make. I used French Puy (green) lentils and brown basmati rice. By the time it was cooked the lentils had turned brown, probably due to the ground spices. The allspice is a great addition to the dish, it had quite a meaty flavour. Who would have thought lentils and rice could taste so good? and it's really healthy too! I'll definitely be making this again. Thanks for the recipe Esau.

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Umm Anas Ameenah February 27, 2009

The best Lentils with Rice recipe I have found yet! I did find I needed to use more liquid to stop it catching. It was really wonderful though - thanks for sharing this recipe!

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Carrie! June 28, 2007

This is great and so easy. Didn't have liquid yogurt so I just thinned some regular plain with water and mixed it in. The onions in this were just perfect. Served with pita bread. Thanks Syrinx!

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Cookie16 September 26, 2006

Oh this was tasty! To make the dish more presentable, I cooked the rice (in this case white basmati) separately. Reduced the amount of allspice by 1/4. Cooked the lentils with the allspice and cumin for about 30 minutes in vegetable broth not water. Added only a dollop of yogurt for each serving. Served with Arabian pita bread and a tossed salad. Delicious, filling, nutritous and makes the house smell wonderful! Any leftovers can be used for pita pocket sandwiches the next day either browning bagging it to lunch or a quick "elevensees". Thanks for sharing your recipe. cg ;)

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COOKGIRl September 25, 2006

Yum, we love lentils and rice, and this is a flavorful and delicious version. The onions are especially delicious. I served with a side of fattoush, so I ended up with six servings. Thanks for sharing! February's Sun and Spice Event 2013

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Starrynews February 20, 2013
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