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Egyptian Rice With Lentils

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“Daughter Claudia & I enjoy this simple dish along with a salad. We don't use green peppers but you can if you wish.”
1hr 30mins

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  1. Heat in heavy sauce pan or covered skillet. 2 tablespoon oil, add 1 1/4 cup lentils, brown lentils over medium heat 5 minutes stirring often. Add 3 cups boiling water or stock, 1 teaspoon salt and dash pepper. Cook uncovered 10 minutes over medium heat.
  2. Stir in 1 1/2 cup rice and 1 cup boiling water or stock. Bring to boil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 25 minutes without stirring.
  3. In a sauce pan, heat together the sauce ingredients. Bring sauce to boiling, reduce heat, simmer 20 to 30 minutes.
  4. Browned onions: Heat in small skillet, 2 tablespoon oil. Saute 3 sliced onions and 4 minced garlic cloves over medium heat until brown.
  5. Put rice lentil mixture on a platter. Pour sauce over top with browned onions. In Egypt, plain yogurt is served as a side dish.

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