Makhlouta 1 - Vegetarian Hearty Lebanese Lentil & Bean Soup

Recipe by Um Safia
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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 8-10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Soak the beans, lentils & chick peas over night in plenty of cold water. Once soaked, rinse them well & pick out any bad bits, grit etc.
  • Place the beans, lentils & chick peas in a pressure cooker with the water & salt. Cook on a medium heat for 15 minutes (time from when the cooker reaches it's pressure).
  • In a separate pan, cook the rice how you like it - I rinse it then add it to 1 1/2 cups of lightly salted water, cover & turn heat down. Drain & set aside once cooked.
  • In a frying pan / skillet, brown the onions in the olive oil. Set aside once cooked.
  • When the pulses have finished cooking, allow the cooker to de-pressurize then add the rice, onions, caraway seeds & re-season if desired. Simmer uncovered until the soup is the consistency you like - you can add a little more water or stock if it thickens too much.
  • Add the lemon juice & cook for a couple more minutes before serving.
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