Friday, January 14, 2011

Lebanese Lentil/Rice Pilaf With Blackened Onions Recipe


The Lebanese Recipes Kitchen (The home of delicious Lebanese Recipes and Middle Eastern food recipes) invites you to try Lebanese Lentil/Rice Pilaf With Blackened Onions Recipe. Enjoy quick & easy recipes and learn how to make wonderful Lebanese Lentil/Rice Pilaf With Blackened Onions.

Serves 4
Preparation time: 25 mins
Total time: 55 mins

Ingredients:

4 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons ground cumin
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
2 (14 ounce) cans vegetable broth
3/4 cup dried lentils, rinsed, picked over
3/4 cup long-grain white rice
2 large onions, sliced
3 tomatoes, quartered lengthwise
1 cucumber, peeled, cut into rounds
plain yogurt
chopped fresh mint

Preparation:

1 Heat 2 tablespoons oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat.

2 Add chopped onion and next 4 ingredients; sauté until onion softens, about 4 minutes.
 
3 Add broth and lentils; bring to boil.
 
4 Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, 10 minutes.
 
5 Stir in rice; return to boil.
 
6 Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook until liquid is absorbed and rice and lentils are tender, about 15 minutes longer.
 
7 Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat.
 
8 Add sliced onions; sauté until soft and beginning to blacken, about 20 minutes.
 
9 Season pilaf to taste with salt and pepper.
 
10 Transfer to plates; top with blackened onions.
 
11 Place tomatoes and cucumber alongside.
 
12 Top pilaf with dollop of yogurt.
 
13 Sprinkle with mint.

More Lebanese Recipes:

Lebanese Bean Stew
Shish Barak with Yoghurt
Lebanese Lentils & Red Peppers
Lebanese Lamb Kabobs
Lamb kofta with fattoush
Classic Lebanese Hummus Dip

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