Iraeli rice has been popping into my life for the last few weeks – so I thought I’d try and make some and came up with this wonderfully Fragrant Israeli Rice.
I don’t know why, but I never thought of putting lentils in rice before. It’s such a great idea! Plus, when you add some spices, some toasted pepitas to give it some crunch, some sultanas to give it a nice sweetness and some fresh herbs for that extra flavour kick, it becomes this really moreish, flavourful, and a dish that you can’t stop eating!
It’s so easy to make, but so tasty and flavourful! The best part is that as a meal it’s a complete protein! It would work wonderfully as a side too – perhaps with our Cajun Spiced Tofu!
This lovely rice has one of my favourite spices in it – turmeric. I’ve been using it in so many recipes lately, and in fact, I love it so much that I put together a bunch of recipes from different bloggers around the world using it! It’s called 62 Turmeric Treasures to Boost Your Health. If you love turmeric, check it out!
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Wow yourself by making this Fragrant Israeli Rice! It's got the crunch of toasted pepitas, sweetness of sultanas, plus it's a complete protein in a meal!
- 1 Tbsp peanut oil
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 clove of garlic minced
- 1 tin brown lentils
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 1 Tbsp curry powder
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 2 cups cooked basmati rice
- 1/4 cup sultanas
- 1 Tbsp fresh parsley
- 2 Tbsp dried shallots
- 2 Tbsp pepitas toasted
Heat peanut oil in a fry pan. Add onion and garlic and cook for 5 minutes until softened.
Add strained lentils and stir through. Add spices and mix through. Add cooked basmati rice and mix through. Add sultanas and parsley and mix through.
Add dried shallots and toasted pepitas at the end. We served ours with pappadums.