Friday, January 13, 2006
Onions and Lentil Rice
It's also a fairly healthy vegetarian meal, and with the additions of lentils has a mondo amount of protein in it, and is a very filling dish.
I used red lentils, and when cooked in this dish, they become almost completely soft, adding a lovely texture to the rice, making it almost risotto-esque. These are also items that most people have in stock in their kitchen.
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp cumin powder
1 tbsp minced garlic (I only had the jar stuff on hand)
2 onions, quartered and sliced
5 c water
1 c lentils
1 c rice
1 tsp salt
Heat oil in skillet and start sauteing onions, garlic, and 1 tsp cumin. At the same time, in large pot, add water and lentils, and boil 15-20 minutes.
When onions become lightly browned, take 1/3 of the onions and add them to the pot, along with rice, salt, cumin. Bring to a boil, and simmer 15 minutes, or until rice is tender.
Finish browning onions until they are dark brown. When rice is finished, remove from heat, and stir in the remaining onions. Allow to sit, covered, for 15 minutes. Serve.
Posted by Fiber at 1:21 PM