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EasyQuickUnder $10/4 servesVegetarian Middle Eastern
Serves 4Time 30 minsMakhbousa

This tasty dish’s name means “messy lentils”

Fat - total 9g 13%
Fat - saturated 1g 6%
Salt 94mg 4%
Protein 15g 29%
Carbs 34g 11%
Sugar 6g 7%
Energy 1152kJ 13%

% based on an adult’s recommended daily intake


  • ( 1 cup) Dry green lentils
  • ( 1/3 cup) White rice, raw
  • ( 2 tbsp) Olive oil
  • ( 2 1/2 medium) Brown onion, raw and peeled
  • ( 1/2 tsp) Iodised table salt
  • ( 700 ml) Tap water
  • ( 1 tsp) Cumin (cummin) seed powder


  1. Boil the lentils if using dried lentils for 15 minutes or until just soft.
  2. Cook the rice, following the instructions on the rice packet.
  3. Combine the cooked rice and the boiled lentils.
  4. Shred the onions finely. In a pan, add olive oil and fry the onions until they are golden.
  5. Add the cooked onions to the rice and lentil mixture.
  6. Add cumin and salt.
  7. Cook on low heat for 30 minutes.
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