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Lentil Rice Recipe

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This recipe for Lentil Rice, by , is from The Knight Family Cookbook by Kim, Kelly, Kerry, Kristy and Kirby, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Kim (Knight) Wayland
Added: Saturday, August 1, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 c. Basmati rice
Water
Salt to taste
Olive oil
Onions finely chopped
1 c. lentils
Raisins
1 t. turmeric

Directions:
Directions:
Clean and soak the lentils for a couple hours. Rinse and soak the rice in salted water for an hour. In a large pot, place beans and plenty of water to cover. Bring to a boil and then simmer for fifteen minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for an hour or continue to cook on low/medium until soft.
In the meantime, brown the onions and raisins in the oil until crispy. Add the turmeric to a small amount of boiling water to make a thick liquid and then add this to the raisin onion mixture. Set this aside.

As to proportions, place the 3 cups of rice with 6 cups of water stirring occasionally and bring to a boil, then reduce to medium low. When the water is absorbed, add some butter and poke holes with the long end of the spoon down through the rice (water evaporates and keeps the rice fluffy). Cook on low with the top on until done - around 20 minutes. Once beans are cooked, add the raisin mixture to the beans. When the rice is done, on a platter, alternate layers of rice and bean mixture.

 

 

 

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