Onion Lentils and Rice

Onion Lentils and Rice created by Ninna

This recipe is adapted from "What to Cook" cookbook. Other than slicing the onions, it doesn't take a lot of prep time. This is what I make when I come home from work hungry and exhausted and want something yummy and filling for dinner.

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  • 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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"This recipe is adapted from "What to Cook" cookbook. Other than slicing the onions, it doesn't take a lot of prep time. This is what I make when I come home from work hungry and exhausted and want something yummy and filling for dinner."
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  1. whtbxrmom
    I was searching for a recipe that I had all the basic ingredients on hand, when I came across this. I made following the directions, adding the optional fresh garlic suggested in the directions. After it was done and I tasted it, I did add garlic salt and pepper, but I am an admitted garlic junkie, so that may be too much garlic for the average person. Served it with some cooked fresh spinach. Tomorrow I will get some tomatoes and sour cream to try on the leftovers.
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  2. Tenacious M.
    Your recipe is soooo wrong! Too much water. Need to soak dry lentils or they stay half uncooked . I didn’t follow your recipe I did it my way
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  3. Lisabetta L.
    Love it!!! Just the way it is :)
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  4. Resa W.
    Mush... this was mush. A rice and lentil mush.
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  5. ninaorina
    Do I boil the lentils first or use them dry?
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