Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Mujaddra (Lentils & Rice w/ Caramelized Onions)

So simple, yet so good!

You'll need:
1 cup of rice (I used long grain brown rice)
1 cup of lentils
4 cups of water
2 large onions, sliced thin
oil (I used grapeseed oil)
sea salt

Rinse rice, sort through lentils for any debris and rinse well.  Place water, rice and lentils in pot and bring to boil.  *I seasoned the water with a little garlic powder - optional.  Once water boils, cover pot and simmer until all water has evaporated and rice/lentils are tender. (approx. 1 hour)

While the lentils/rice are cooking, heat oil in large pan and begin to caramelize the onions.  This will take a little while.  You can keep them on a low flame and stir occassionally until they are a nice brown color.  The onions make the whole dish.  You can make more onions if you'd like; I feel the dish could have used more than just the two.

Once the onions are nice and golden and the rice/lentils are done - mix the onions into the rice and lentils.  Season with sea salt.  Enjoy!

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