Recipe type: Rice Dishes
Cuisine: Syrian / Lebanese
  • 1 cup lentil peas
  • 4 cups water, to cook
  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 med onions, sliced thinly
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp salt or to taste
  • pepper to taste (optional)
  1. Boil rice. Drain and set aside.
  2. Wash and drain lentils.
  3. Place lentils and 4 cups water into a deep pot.
  4. Cover and cook for approximately 12-15 minutes until soft.
  5. Strain to remove the excess water.
  6. Place cooked rice in a bowl, add lentils and 2 tsp salt (pepper optional), stir mixture evenly.
  7. Brown onions in olive oil until dark brown. (not burnt)
  8. Note: The onions will give a sweet fragrance when they’re ready.
  9. Add lentils and rice mixture to the onions and stir gently to mix.
Recipe by Simply Trini Cooking at