Author: Nada E.
Recipe type: Main | Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Prep time:  5 mins | Cook time:  25 mins | Total time:  30 mins
Serves: 4-6

A simple classic of cumin-infused brown lentils and rice, wonderful on its own or alongside a salad.


1 cup brown lentils, washed and rinsed
1 cup brown rice
1 red onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
½-1 tbsp cumin powder
Sea salt to taste
½ tbsp olive oil
Spring onions or fried onions to garnish


  1. In a a medium pot on moderate heat, sauté the onions and in olive oil for 3-5 minutes or until softened. Add the cumin and garlic and cook for an additional minute until fragrant.
  2. Add the rice, lentils and 4 cups of water. Bring to a boil then lower heat and cover, allowing to simmer and cook until all water is absorbed, about 20-25 minutes.
  3. Season with salt and additional cumin if desired. Do a quick taste test to ensure lentils and rice are cooked through. If needed, add another ½ cup of water and allow to cook until absorbed.
  4. Garnish with caramelised onions or fresh spring onions and serve.

Source: One Arab Vegan

Recommended Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Auniafeeqa Recipes
Enter your email below to receive my cooking ebook.