Lentils, rice, and onions. Middle Eastern comfort food with dirt cheap ingredients.
- 3 T. olive oil
- 1 large onion sliced thinly
- 1 cup brown lentils
- 4 cups water
- 1 cup rice white or Jasmine
- 1.5 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cumin
Heat olive oil in a pot.
Brown sliced onions slowly over medium low heat. It can take anywhere from 10-30 minutes.
Remove half of the onions and set aside.
Add salt and cumin to the remaining onions and cook for a minute.
Add lentils and 2 cups water. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook covered for 10 minutes.
Add 2 more cups of water and rice. Bring back to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for 20 more minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice and lentils are tender.
Remove from heat, fluff with fork and reserved onions to the top.