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Lentils and Rice (Riz-be-Adees)

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Recipe from Endangered Recipes By Lari Robling

There are a number of different varieties of lentils that come in various colors. Experiment to find your favorite!

Makes about 6 cups


  • 4 cups water
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 1 large onion, diced (about 2 cups)


    1. In a medium saucepan, bring and salt to a boil over high heat.
    2. Add lentils, cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until lentils are almost tender.
    3. Add rice, cover and cook 20 minutes more. Remove from heat and keep covered, allowing rice to steam.
    4. Meanwhile, in a medium sauté pan, heat olive oil and add onion. Cook until onion is golden brown. Pour over rice and lentils and serve.
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