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    Rice With Lentils and Dates

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    2 hrs 20 mins

    20 mins

    2 hrs

    pattikay in L.A.'s Note:

    From the New Book of Middle Eastern Food, posted for ZWT III, North Africa and the Middle East.

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    1. 1
      wash and drain rice.
    2. 2
      heat 2 T butter and fry the onion till golden; add the meat and sauté stirring and turning the pieces till browned all over. Cover with water, add salt and pepper, cinnamon and allspice and simmer for 1 hour; or till meat is tender and most of water absorbed.
    3. 3
      boil the lentils in water for about 20 minutes till done, adding salt when they begin to soften, drain.
    4. 4
      now boil the rice in a pan for 10 minutes till not quite tender and still a little underdone. Drain the rice.
    5. 5
      Melt 2 T butter in bottom of pan, then stir in 2 T of the saffron water and about a third of the rice.
    6. 6
      spread half the meat on top, then sprinkle on half the lentils, raisins, dates and almonds if using.
    7. 7
      Cover with a layer of rice and remaining meat, lentils, raisins and dates and finish with the rice that is left.
    8. 8
      Melt the remaining butter, stir in the remaining saffron water and pour all over. Cook covered on very low heat for 20-30 minutes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 05, 2008


      There are a few problems with the instructions of this recipe. It calls for saffron water but there is not amount and in step 8 it calls for remaining butter. I kinda winged it and added saffron infused water and 1/2 stick of butter at the end. The taste was fabulous! My boys ate every drop. Made for Recipe Swap.

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    Nutritional Facts for Rice With Lentils and Dates

    Serving Size: 1 (217 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 765.3
    Calories from Fat 263
    Total Fat 29.2 g
    Saturated Fat 13.5 g
    Cholesterol 80.6 mg
    Sodium 150.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 102.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 16.0 g
    Sugars 28.3 g
    Protein 27.0 g

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