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What you need: 

3 tablespoon olive oil (only the finest will do)
1 chopped onion (yellow or red)
1 1/2 tablespoon cumin seed
1 cup lentils (I like using reds because they smush more and cook faster but brown taste great too)
1 cup brown rice
steamed chard or
fresh salad greens
salt (even if you never use salt - this an important authentic Arabian ingredient)

What you do: 

(Enjedra is phonetic spelling - I've only heard it spoken!)
Heat olive oil, add onion and cumin seed. Cook until onions are really delicious looking -nearly carmelized - about 10 minutes.
Add washe'd lentils (don't be lazy about washing) and rice and 2 cups of water (2 1/2 cups if you're using brown lentils). Cover and bring to a boil. Turn heat down and let cook til fluffy, about 30 minutes (maybe 45 for brown lentils) and all water has been absorbed.
Serve over greens with a pinch of salt. Arabian soul food... ah!

Preparation Time: 
45 min
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Love the site, but need help here.  My family do not eat any of the onion family - onions, garlic, chilli, leeks, etc. So can someone please give me an alternate for flavour.

Thanks Liz.


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