Israeli Rice and Lentil Stew with Cumin and Garlic

Recipe by Mirj2338
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READY IN: 1hr 5mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Sort the lentils carefully, discarding any stones.
  • Rinse lentils, then combine with the water in a large saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil, cover and cook over medium heat about 20 minutes or until the lentils are just tender.
  • Drain the liquid into a measuring cup, leaving the lentils in the pan and add enough water to make 3 cups.
  • In a heavy skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat.
  • Add the onions and saute, stirring occasionally, until they are well browned, about 15 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cumin and saute 30 seconds; reserve.
  • Add reserved lentil cooking liquid to pan of lentils and bring to a boil.
  • Add salt and rice and return to a boil.
  • Add the onion mixture.
  • Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook, without stirring, until the rice is tender, about 20 minutes.
  • Fluff gently with a fork.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper and lightly stir in parsley if desired.
  • Serve hot.
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