Spicy Egyptian Koshari
Title: Spicy Egyptian Koshari
Author: Britney Shawley
Recipe type: Dinner
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 to 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4-5 people
This is a classic Egyptian Cuisine, and even though I have never been to Egypt, I am always fascinated by other cuisines and this dish spoke to me on many different levels. It is a one pot meal first of all, which is a score. It also contains protein with the lentils and is made into a complete meal with the rice and pasta and loads of nourishing spices. It is so tasy, simple and a crowd pleaser! I know you will love it. Hope you enjoy the few tweaks I made to it as well 🙂
1/2 cup red lentils (rinsed)
1/2 cup basmati rice (rinsed)
1 1/4 cups orzo pasta
3-4 cups vegetable broth
1 can petite diced tomatoes (or 3/4 jar strained tomatoes)
1 1/2 tbsp cumin
1 1/2 tbsp coriander
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1-2 tsp sea salt
1 tbsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp oil
1 tbsp white vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
2 medium onions. sliced thin
1-2 leeks, green ends chopped off, sliced in half and sliced thin (or use 1 more onion)
1 tbsp tamari (soya sauce)
pinch sea salt
1) In a medium pan add butter, onions and leeks. Let simmer down for 10 minutes. Then add 1 tbsp tamari sauce and a pinch of salt. Let cook on super low until the dish is done. stirring often.
2) In a large pot add oil and all your spices- cumin, coriander, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, sea salt, black pepper. Let cook for 1 -2 minutes until aromatic
3) Add in your broth and diced tomatoes/sauce
4) Add in your red lentils, orzo pasta and rice. Put a lid on it and let it cook together on medium for about 5 minutes. Stir often. Add your vinegar and stir.
5) The broth will begin to absorb, if it is not yet cooked but broth almost gone, add up to 1/2 cup more water / broth. Let cook together for another 15 minutes or so until all pasta lentils and rice are soft.
6) Add to a plate, sprinkle salt, add a few table spoons of caramelized onions / leeks on top. Serve alongside garlic bread and fresh salad. Eat and serve with Love!!
This is a super budget friendly meal. Use what you have in your pantry and you will be smooth sailing with this recipe.
Quick Tips & Tools:
1 medium pan, 1 large pot, cutting board, knife.
This meal takes about 20 minutes, so you honestly can not be much quicker than that.. unless you cook a big batch, store in fridge and warm up on a fry pan with butter the next day 🙂
Set Your Intention:
I am Love. And I welcome Love to flow through me and into this meal, to greatly nourish and bless all who eat it.