16 Reviews

I doubled this recipe to take to a Middle Eastern themed dinner at my congregation. It was greeted with lots of lip-smacks and Mmmm, Mmmms. I happened to have some "one bite" mini potatoes on hand, so I used them in the dish for some novelty. In all, a very colorful, very flavorful dish. I think the spices and raisins were "spot on". Thank you for a great dinner Sharon123!

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Glori-B November 12, 2010

We absolutely adore the bulk of these ingredients; however, we did not enjoy this at all. Can't quite pinpoint why. I did make it with brown rice, which required additional liquid and cooking time - perhaps that is the culprit?

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Peachie Keene June 22, 2009

Wonderful! My husband and I loved it and I can't wait to try it out on my vegan son. I soaked the lentils and rice together for a few hours (with a piece of kombu...helps with softening of the lentils and improves the digestibility)

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Yaffa February 10, 2008

The flavour was good, a tasty dish with a good balance of spices. Didn't have peppers, and sub. veg broth for the chicken broth. I rated this only as a 4 because it turned out mushy, without the separated rice strands I so much prefer. I think it's b/c I used red lentils, which cook fast, so next time I would add the lentils closer to the end.

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PenguinSafari December 10, 2007

Wow! Here's a quick and easy recipe that is GREAT tasting and ridiculously healthy too! I didn't have peppers or peas, but it still was great! This was one of those "I have no food, what do I make for dinner" recipes. FABULOUS! This is a keeper!

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Shelly K October 24, 2007

I'm not staring this because I wasn't able to make it by the recipe as ask. I tagged it in PhotoTag so I must post a photo even though it's incorrect. I enjoyed this even though I discovered after I had begun making it that my lentils have been stashed somewhere unknown (there is a kitchen reno happening), SO, I subbed red rice for them. I used dried apricots for the raisins (only because I like them better) and totally forgot to add the peas! The cinnamon, clove and cumin were very nice but I think they could be increased in amount. That might not be the case if I had the lentils. Even with all of my botching this was still a very flavorful and pleasing dish. Sharon, I'll make it again when the lentils come home!

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Annacia September 05, 2007

I loved this and it was just so easy. I followed the recipe only leaving out the raisins and served it as a side dish with vegetarian sausages - it was so tasty and made a generous amount and was a huge success - thanks Sharon123 .

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katew August 01, 2007

Excellent! Nice blend of flavors provides an interesting side. I used water instead of chicken stock and didn't miss any flavor. Thanks for the recipe!

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ChristineDC December 30, 2005

i loved this dish and it made a full meal for the non-meat eaters here. the spice and flavor were wonderful. i will be making this often

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chia January 28, 2004

This is a great recipe full of flavour. I made the full recipe but did not have visitors to share it with so thought I would freeze it. It froze well so it will be something that I will do quite often so I can always have a side out of the freezer that tastes so good.

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Latchy September 24, 2003
Middle Eastern Rice and Lentils