This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.
This is a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.
"Lentils are friendly - the Miss Congeniality of the bean world."
I had this dish at a Lebanese restaurant and it was delicious although a bit bland - just rice, lentils and spice. In researching this recipe I found out why: most of them have caramelized onion and pinenuts. It takes on a whole new flavor with those two simple ingredients.
Servings: 4 | Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups
Cooking Time: 60 Minutes
This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
This recipe makes great leftovers.
|1 cup||brown lentils|
|6 cups||water (divided)|
|1 Tbsp||olive oil|
|1 large||onion (sliced)|
|2 Tbsp||pine nuts|
|2 tsp||ground cumin|
|1/4 tsp||ground cinnamon|
|1/8 tsp||cayenne pepper|
|1/2 cup||jasmine rice|
Place 3 cups of water in a medium saucepan over high heat.
When the water is boiling, add the lentils, stir, and reduce the heat to a slow boil.
Cook the lentils for about 15 minutes until tender but not mushy. Drain and set aside.
Place the oil in a large skillet over high heat.
When the oil is hot, add the onions and cook, stirring almost continuously, until the onions begin to brown.
As the onions begin to brown, add the pinenuts. Adjust the heat to keep the onions from burning.
When the onions are browned, add the cumin, cinnamon, cayenne, rice, salt, and 3 cups of water.
Bring the water to a boil and reduce the heat until it is simmering.
Cook for about 15 minutes. Do not stir.
Watch carefully and when the water is gone, turn off the heat and add the lentils.
Toss gently until well blended and serve.
Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups
|Calories 234||Calories from Fat 43|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 4g||8%|
|Saturated Fat <1g||2%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 3g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 36g||12%|
|Dietary Fiber 11g||38%|
|Vitamin A 0%||Vitamin C 8%|
|Calcium 5%||Iron 21%|
|Vitamin K 5 mcg||Potassium 438 mg|
|Magnesium 59 mg|