Lentil and Rice Pilaf Recipe
Delicious, simple and satisfying lentil and rice pilaf , another classic Armenian dish. This pilaf is also a great comfort food, served with a side of pickled or marinated vegetables.
Continuing the month of vegan and vegetarian dishes, this lentil and rice pilaf may be another good addition to your healthy or lent menu.
Try and let me know how you liked it. I love hearing your feedback.
1 ½ cups green lentils , soak in cold water overnight
1 cup rice, I used jasmine rice, washed until the water is clear
Boiling hot water
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2-3 tbs grapeseed oil or butter
Salt to taste
Cook the rice and lentils in separate pots, with boiling water, about 3-5 minutes don’t overcook!
Rice will cook sooner than lentils , so keep an eye
While the grains are cooking sauté onions with oil until golden color
Discard the water off grains and pour over the onions, first lentils, and then rice
Note* leave some of the liquid with grains, don’t strain completely
Cover the lid tightly and cook over low heat 5-6 minutes
Turn off the heat and allow the pilaf to set 7-10 minutes
Fluff and enjoy