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    Moroccan Lentils and Couscous

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    1 hr 15 mins

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    morgainegeiser's Note:

    This superb Moroccan favorite can only be described as heavenly, with the combination of aromatic spices and crisp, brown onion adding a real spark to the subtle flavors of the lentils and couscous.

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    1. 1
      Place the lentils in a medium saucepan.
    2. 2
      Add garlic, spices, and 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
    3. 3
      Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 40 minutes, stirring once halfway through cooking time.
    4. 4
      While lentils are cooking, bring 1 cup of water to a boil in a small saucepan.
    5. 5
      Remove from heat, stir in couscous, cover, and set aside for 15 minutes.
    6. 6
      Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring frequently, until onion is nicely browned, about 10 minutes.
    7. 7
      Add lentils to skillet and mix well.
    8. 8
      Remove and discard bay leaf. Serve lentils over couscous.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 29, 2014


      Made for dinner using brown lentils. So easy to make. The lentils were served over saffron rice to make this a gluten free meal along with sliced tomatoes and papadums for a filling meal. Made for Aussie Swap.

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    • on August 21, 2013


      I made this dish for my lunch today. I used red lentils, as that was what I had on hand. I found this to be very easy to make with minimal prep. I did have to adjust the finished dish to include quite a bit more salt and pepper to taste and about 2 more pinches of cumin to get it how I liked it. I sampled multiple bites of lentils in the pan before serving them over the couscous. I actually preferred the dish without the couscous. Thanks for an enjoyable lunch that I will enjoy for leftovers tomorrow. Made for ZWT9

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    Nutritional Facts for Moroccan Lentils and Couscous

    Serving Size: 1 (222 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 206.2
    Calories from Fat 18
    Total Fat 2.0 g
    Saturated Fat 0.2 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 203.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 36.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 11.5 g
    Sugars 2.9 g
    Protein 10.8 g

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