Lizzy's Koushari

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By Karen Feinen
from Rochester, NY

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.

serves 4 - 6
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 3/4 c
    brown lentils
  • 1 c
    macaroni, elbow
  • 1
    onion, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 tsp
    cumin
  • 1/8 - 1/4 tsp
    cayenne
  • 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
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How To Make

  • 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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