Lentils and Rice With Caramelized Onions

Lentils and Rice With Caramelized Onions created by Starrynews

This can be served either warm or room temperature as an appetizer (good with toasted pita chips), or as a side to chicken. As suggested by some reviewers, add cumin and allspice to taste, if desired!

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  • Peel and slice onions vertically.
  • Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat.
  • Add onion; cover and cook 15 minutes or until soft, stirring occasionally.
  • Uncover and increase heat to medium; cook 25 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low and keep onions warm.
  • While onion cooks, bring water to a boil in a large saucepan.
  • Add lentils; return to a boil and reduce heat to keep at a low boil and cook 20 minutes.
  • Stir in 1/2 cup caramelized onion, rice, salt, and pepper. Cover, and cook over medium-low heat for 25 minutes, until lentils and rice are tender.
  • Spoon lentils and rice into a shallow dish; top with remaining onion.
  • Drizzle remaining oil over lentils. Serve with yogurt, if desired.
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"This can be served either warm or room temperature as an appetizer (good with toasted pita chips), or as a side to chicken. As suggested by some reviewers, add cumin and allspice to taste, if desired!"
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  1. Starrynews
    Yum! Delicious and filling. Like previous reviewers, I added a little cumin, allspice, and cinnamon. I served with Greek yogurt. Thanks for sharing! Veggie Swap 60
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    Lentils and Rice With Caramelized Onions Created by Starrynews
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  3. K9 Owned
    Loved it!!!<br/>My Dad grew up in India and as a kid I remember him making similar dishes. As far as I can tell the only difference between his and this recipe is that he made the onions for the topping crispy. I made it as directed cutting it back to 4 servings for 2 of us. There is enough left for my lunch tomorrow and it's almost enough motivation to go to bed early so it will be tomorrow sooner. LOL. I didn't have any yougurt in the house so used Tzatziki. Scrumptious - people you have to make this!!
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  4. JustJanS
    Lentils and Rice With Caramelized Onions Created by JustJanS
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  5. JustJanS
    This was super yummy. I added in cumin and turmeric, used a bit more salt and found the dish needed quite a bit more water as it cooked. I reduced the amount of oil, ao had to watch my onions quite carefully and they aybe didn't brown as much as you'd have liked, but still a fantastic side dish we both really enjoyed. I thought the tart yoghurt really worked well with the sweetness of the onion topping.
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