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by Alex Vance

2 cups yellow/white onions
1 cup brown lentils
3/4 cup long grain basmati rice
4-5 cups water
1 tbs salt
2 tbs cumin


If you’re in a hurry, saute the onions for 6-7 mins.

Otherwise, caramelize them by sauteeing them until they are golden brown and start to melt. (15-25 mins).

Add the lentils, rice, water, and salt.

After 30 minutes, stir and add cumin.

Cook 10-15 minutes more.

Traditionally served at room temperature. Top it with caramelized onions and parsely, or wrap it in a pita with chopped tomatoes and onions.