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Lentil Pilaf with Caramelized Onions

a wholesome vegetarian meal that is both #vegan and #glutenfree
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Rice
Cuisine: Lebanese
Servings: 6


  • 3/4 cup brown/green lentils
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup vermicelli
  • 2 cups Basmati or long grain rice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Baharat
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • Caramelized Onions Ingredeints
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 large onion thinly sliced


  • In a large pot of boiling water, add lentils. Cook until fork tender but still al dente, about 20 minutes. Drain.
  • In a large pot, melt butter and oil. Add vermicelli and rice. Stir fry for 5 minutes until rice and vermicelli is well coated with the butter.
  • Add lentils, baharat, salt and 4 cups water. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer, cover pot and cook for 10-15 minutes until rice is tender and all the liquid has been absorbed.
  • To make the onions, combine oil and onion and cook on low heat, stirring frequently, about 10 minutes until onions are browned.
  • To serve, garnish pilaf with caramelized onions.
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