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Lentils With Rice and Caramelised Onion

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This is a Middle-Eastern dish, but also one that my Mom has made for years, it's very healthy and filling, but also delicious!


Serves: 0

  • 1 cup green lentils
  • 1 cup basmati rice (rinsed well)
  • 1 medium chopped onion into small pieces)
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 pinch of pepper
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil


Lentils With Rice and Caramelised Onion is a community recipe submitted by annauk and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Boil the lentils in water until almost cooked (they should still have a bite to them though) Make sure they have plenty of water in (they should be covered by about an inch)
  • add the rice, which has been washed well (I rinse basmati at least 3 times)
  • Simmer, until the rice is cooked, by which time, the water will have all been absorbed by the rice and the lentils will be completely cooked.
  • Meanwhile fry the onion in the oil until lovely and dark and caramelised.
  • Add the onion to the rice and lentils, stir well, add salt and pepper and serve.
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