26 December 2011

Funday Monday: Lentils are your Friend

Lentils.  A healthy ancient grain.  Extremely cost effective (pennies!).  But what to do with them?

I have been wanting to cook with lentils for a while, but I didn't quite know where to start.

Well, folks, I figured out where to start.

This recipe below is a Middle Eastern dish but not so exotic that Big #1 would snub it.  In fact, he ate two bowls.

If possible, don't skip the yogurt on top.  I think it makes the dish.  In my personal, humble opinion.

Lentils and Rice with Fried Onions (Mujadarrah)
recipe image
Submitted By: Melissa Mueller
Photo By: VesHeill
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Ready In: 50 Minutes
Servings: 4

"Fried onions are mixed with rice and lentils, and topped with yogurt or sour cream. So simple, and so delicious!"
6 tablespoons olive oil
1 large white onion, sliced into rings
1 1/3 cups uncooked green lentils
3/4 cup uncooked long-grain white rice
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup plain yogurt or sour cream
1.Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onions, and cook about 10 minutes, until browned. Remove from heat, and set aside.
2.Place lentils in a medium saucepan with enough lightly salted water to cover. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer about 15 minutes.
3.Stir rice and enough water to cover into the saucepan with the lentils. Season with salt and pepper. Cover saucepan, and continue to simmer 15 to 20 minutes, until rice and lentils are tender.
4.Mix half the onions into the lentil mixture. Top with yogurt or sour cream and remaining onions to serve.
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1 comment:

  1. YUM! Can't wait to try this! Great for Meatless Monday. :-)