Arab Lentil And Rice Pilaf With Browned Onions Recipe

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Servings: 6


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  • 2 c. brown lentils
  • 7 c. water
  • 1 med onion, finely minced
  • 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 c. long grain white rice
  • 1 lrg onion, sliced, into half circles salt & pepper to taste


  1. Put lentils in a large pot, cover with 5 c. of water, and bring to a boil.
  2. Cover and simmer for 20 min, stirring occasionally, and removing any foam which rises. In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, saute/fry minced onion in 1 1/2 Tbsp. of oil till soft and golden brown, about 5 min. After lentils have cooked for 20 min, add in cooked minced onions, rice, and remaining water. Cook for 15 to 20 more min or possibly till rice is tender, adding more water if necessary. Season to taste with salt & pepper. In the skillet used to saute/fry onions, saute/fry sliced onion in remaining oil till dark brown, about 10-15 min. Serve lentils and rice topped with browned onions.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 432g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 470  
Calories from Fat 69 15%
Total Fat 7.77g 10%
Saturated Fat 1.13g 5%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 19mg 1%
Potassium 721mg 21%
Total Carbs 79.07g 21%
Dietary Fiber 20.8g 69%
Sugars 3.01g 2%
Protein 20.24g 32%
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