Middle Eastern Rice and Lentils

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon favorite sauté liquid
  • 3 1/2 cups broth or 3 1/2 cups water + 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup uncooked rice
  • 1/2 cup dried lentils, rinsed and picked over
  • 1 cup diced, peeled baking potato
  • 3/4 cup diced, peeled carrot
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 3/4 cup frozen green peas

Instructions

  1. In Rice Cooker Plus combine onion and sauté liquid. Microwave uncovered for 2-3 minutes, stirring once, until crisp-tender.
  2. Add broth/water, rice, lentils, potato, carrot, raisins and spices. Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap. Micro on High for 18-20 minutes, stirring 3 times, until rice and lentils are almost tender (took longer for lentils).
  3. Stir in bell pepper and peas. Cover and micro for 3-5 minutes more, or until the liquid is absorbed and the rice and lentils are tender.
  4. Let stand on heatproof surface for 5 minutes before serving.

Recipe credit: Pampered Chef

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