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  1. 2 c Lentils

  2. 3/4 c Uncooked rice

  3. 2 md Onions; chopped

  4. 1/2 c Olive oil

  5. 1 tb Salt

  6. 1/4 ts Cumin

  7. 1/2 ts Allspice or bhar

  8. 10 minutes, until the rice is cooked, stirring regularly to prevent sticking. Serve lukewarm or cold with radishes and spring onions or a cabbage salad. That's the recipe straight from the book. I make a couple changes: first of all, I'm a bit liberal with the cumin and allspice - I don't use measuring spoons, and I'm sure I get more than the

  9. 1/4 or 1/2 teaspoon. Bhar, btw, is described by the book as "a spice blend made of cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg. It is very similar in flavor to allspice, which may be substituted for it." I use brown basmati rice, so I have to boil it for more than

  10. 10 minutes; this means I have to keep adding water to it so it doesn't dry out. I mean to go back to the restaurant I first had this dish at and ask them what spices they use, since theirs is both spicier and darker than mine. Food For The Vegetarian - Traditional Lebanese Recipe s Posted by: bobp


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