MOUJADRA (LENTILS WITH RICE)
Ingredients: Serves 4
1 cups brown lentils 1L vegetable stock 1 tsp ground cumin ½ tsp ground coriander seed ½ cup extra virgin olive oil 3 brown onions 6 cloves garlic ¾ cup basmati rice sea salt flakes and freshly-milled black pepper chopped coriander leaves, to garnish
1 Rinse the lentils thoroughly, then place in a saucepan with the vegetable stock, spices and 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil. Bring to a simmer, then cook for 20 minutes, until tender. Set aside. 2 Finely slice the onions and saute with the garlic in the remaining olive oil for 5 minutes. Add the rice and 2 cups of water, then bring to a simmer. Cover with a lid, cook for 15 minutes on low, then set aside for 5 minutes. Season generously with salt and pepper, then fold in the lentils. Scatter with coriander leaves.