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Egyptian Koshari

Egyptian Koshari

This is a typical Egyptian dish that is very good! Pure

Ready in: 60 minutes

Serves: 4

Complexity: very-easy

kcal: 469

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¾ cup brown lentils
4 cups water
¾ cup uncooked long grain rice
1 cup elbow macaroni
2 tbsp rice bran oil
2 large onions, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
500 g diced tomatoes
¼ tsp red pepper flakes, to taste


Combine the lentils and water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, then simmer over medium heat for 25 minutes. Add the rice to the lentils and continue to simmer for an additional 20 minutes, until rice is tender.
Fill a separate saucepan with lightly salted water and bring to a boil. Add the macaroni and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Drain.
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic then cook and stir until onion is lightly browned. Pour in the tomatoes, SIDS CRAZY SALT and season with red pepper flakes and SIDS SALT & PEPPER. Simmer over medium heat for 10-20 minutes.
In a large serving dish, stir together the lentils, rice and macaroni. Mix in the tomato sauce until evenly coated.
History: Kushari originated in the mid 19th century, during a time when Egypt was a multi-cultural country and the economy was marked by a period of significant output. The period is marked by productivity increases, sales increases, wage increases and rising demand. The lower classes' usually limited pantry became full with a myriad of ingredients: lentils, rice, macaroni, chickpeas, tomato sauce, onions, garlic, oil, vinegar, etc. At the end of the month, families would usually have the entire collection of ingredients as leftovers, so they would quickly finish their supply in one dish. Koshari is widely popular among workers and laborers. It may be prepared at home and is also served at roadside stalls and restaurants all over Egypt with some restaurants specializing in kushari to the exclusion of other dishes, while others feature it as one item among many. As it does not contain any animal products, it can be considered vegan so long as all frying uses a vegetable oil.