Came across this recipe on nytimes.com in an article written by the Kitchen Goddess herself: Nigella Lawson. Haven't tried it yet, but I thought I'd share this. I'm drooling over the thought of it! :) I did omit the ghee to make it healthier.
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- 1 onion, peeled, halved and thinly sliced into half-moons
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 2 cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
- 4 dried curry leaves (optional)
- 2 teaspoons salt
- fresh ground black pepper
- 1 cup green lentil (french green is suggested)
- 1 cup basmati rice
- 1In a large heavy-based saucepan, heat over medium heat.
- 2Add onion slices, and sauté until softened and deep golden brown.
- 3Remove half the onions and set aside.
- 4Reduce heat to medium-low and add turmeric, cumin, coriander, cloves, mustard seeds and curry leaves.
- 5Add salt, and season with black pepper to taste.
- 6Combine lentils and rice in a fine-meshed sieve, and rinse well with cold water.
- 7Drain, then add to pan.
- 8Add 4 cups water, raise heat, and bring to a boil.
- 9Cover, reduce heat to very low, and cook for 15 to 20 minutes.
- 10Water should be completely absorbed; if not, remove pan from heat, remove lid and cover pan with a kitchen towel, then replace lid and allow to stand for 10 minutes.
- 11To serve, fluff pilaf with a fork, and transfer to a serving bowl.
- 12Garnish with reserved onions.
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Nutritional Facts for Nigella Lawson Caramelized Onion & Lentil Pilaf
Serving Size: 1 (84 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 238.8
- Calories from Fat 13
- Total Fat 1.4 g
- Saturated Fat 0.2 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 780.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 45.4 g
- Dietary Fiber 11.3 g
- Sugars 1.7 g
- Protein 11.0 g
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