Healthy, vegetarian Egyptian-influenced rice and lentil dish.
1) Measure 1 cup of brown jasmine rice and 1 cup of lentils. Pour into a pot with 3 cups of water. Cover, put on high heat, and set a timer for 35 minutes. Once boiling, turn heat down to Lo, and forget about it!
2) Cut yellow onion in half and dice it.
Add to big, wide pan with 2 tbsp vegetable oil.
Press 4 cloves of garlic and add to pan.
Fry on medium heat for a few minutes, until lightly browned.
3) Add entire can of diced tomatoes to the pan. Mix with onions/garlic. Now add salt, pepper, and red pepper (to taste). I grind salt & pepper grinders around 10x; add about 4-5 dashes of red pepper. Stir everything, cover, and let it simmer at medium heat.
By now, you should have around 15-20 minutes left on your timer. Perfect. That's how long the sauce needs. Every 5-7 mins, check on it and give it a stir, so it doesn't burn on the bottom.
4) Start boiling water in the small pot. Once it boils, add 1 cup of ditalini, and cook for roughly 9-10 mins.
Now, your timer should be beepin'! Turn off all your heats and stir each pot. You're done! Serve in layers, (rice and lentils, pasta, sauce) with a sprinkle* of french fried onions on top.
*not the whole dang can!
Don't use long-grain brown rice, it will not cook in time with lentils! If you do, just cook lentils and brown rice separately based on cook time on package. Trader Joe's brown jasmine rice cooks perfectly in 35 minutes mixed with lentils.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (410g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 58 (14%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 6.4g||9 %|
|Saturated Fat 1.7g||9 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 2.2g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1.6g|
|Cholesterol 62.5mg||19 %|
|Sodium 429.7mg||15 %|
|Potassium 420.2mg||11 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 70.7g||21 %|
|Dietary Fiber 7.8g||31 %|
|Sugars, other 62.9g|
|Protein 16.2g||23 %|
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Calories per serving: 412
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