Onion Lentils and Rice

Recipe by jessi-ryan
READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 3-4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat olive oil in skillet, saute the onions with 1 tsp cumin until lightly browned (can add some garlic too, if desired).
  • Remove 1/3 of the onions and set aside.
  • Continue cooking the rest of the onions until dark brown and black in places.
  • In the meantime, bring water to a boil in a saucepan, add the lentils, reduce heat, and cover, simmering for 15 minutes.
  • To the lentils, add the 1/3 lightly browned onions, rice, salt, and remaining 1 tsp cumin.
  • Cover and simmer 15 minutes or until rice is tender.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the well-browned onions.
  • Cover and let stand for 5-10 minutes.
  • Serve!
  • Especially good with chopped lettuce, tomatoes, and a dollop of yogurt or sour cream on top.
  • Also good with cooked spinach.
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