Lizzy's Koushari

Lizzy's Koushari Recipe

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Karen Feinen


Another recipe from my good friend Lizzy. This is her interpretation of Koushari, an Egyptian dish of rice, lentils, and macaroni with a spicy tomato sauce.


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4 - 6
30 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top


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  • 3/4 c
    brown lentils
  • 1 c
    macaroni, elbow
  • 1
    onion, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/8 - 1/4 tsp
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 3/4 c
    brown rice
  • 1/2 c
    tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp
    cider vinegar
  • 3 c
    vegetable broth

How to Make Lizzy's Koushari


  1. Rinse lentils. Soak, covered in hot water for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Heat olive oil in bottom of large pot. Saute the onion in the olive oil until it begins to brown. Stir in the seasonings and garlic and continue cooking until fragrant. Add the brown rice, and saute until it begins to brown. Drain soaked lentils and add to rice mixture. Stir in the tomato paste, vinegar, and broth. Bring to a boil. Lower heat to simmer, cover tightly, and cook until the rice and lentils are tender, about an hour.
  3. Cook macaroni in salted, boiling water until tender. Drain and top with lentil and rice mixture. Serve and enjoy!

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About Lizzy's Koushari

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: African
Other Tag: Healthy

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