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Koshari

  • Author: Contentedness Cooking
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Lunch, Dinner
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This Koshari is easy to make with pantry staples like lentils, chickpeas, rice, pasta and packed with amazing flavors. A keeper that the whole family will enjoy, even pickiest kids go for a second plate in no time. No one can’t tell it is naturally vegan


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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Macaroni, uncooked (use gf, if needed)
  • 1 cup basmati rice, cooked
  • 14 oz diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 cup cooked lentils
  • 6 cloves garlic (3 minced, 3 pressed)
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas, drained
  • 1/2 cup onions, grated
  • 1 cup onions
  • 5 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 3 tsp cumin powder
  • 4 tsp paprika powder

Instructions

  1. Start with a casserole or pot, add 3 Tbsp olive oil wait until it is hot. Add onions and fry them for around 15 minutes, season with salt and pepper.
  2. While frying, set a pot filled with water and cook the Macaroni according to the package directions.
  3. Next, heat again 1 Tbsp olive oil, fry grated onion, half of the garlic cloves (3 cloves, pressed – reserve rest for the rice) for around 3 minutes. Add diced tomatoes, vinegar, chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika  and season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  4. Finally heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a pan, add the rest of the garlic, finely chopped  and fry for 2 minutes. Add cooked rice, lentils and cook for 5 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Warm chickpeas and serve everything on plates or bowls start with lentil and rice mixture, followed by Macaroni and sauce, chickpeas and finally with fried onions.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2.5 cups
  • Calories: 453
  • Sugar: 4.6 g
  • Sodium: 922 mg
  • Fat: 12.0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 9.9 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 75.2 g
  • Fiber: 9.7 g
  • Protein: 14.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 g

Keywords: rice recipes, pasta recipes, Egyptian food, Koshari, vegan, vegetarian