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Egyptian Koshary

Egyptian Koshary

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    1 h 35 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 50 m
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This recipe is one of the most famous recipes in Egypt. It's a traditional food that is delicious and savory.

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  • Calories:
  • 359 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 3.4 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 69.2g
  • 22%
  • Protein:
  • 12.4 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 677 mg
  • 27%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in rice; continue stirring until rice is coated with oil, about 3 minutes. Add 3 cups water and 1 teaspoon of salt. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.
  2. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Stir in the macaroni, and return to a boil. Cook the macaroni uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the it has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain well in a colander. Return macaroni to cooking pot, cover and keep warm.
  3. Soak lentils for 30 minutes. Drain and rinse; drain again. Bring 2 cups water to a boil in a pot and stir in lentils. Bring to a boil; cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer until lentils are tender 15 or 20 minutes. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the onions in the oil, stirring often, until they begin to brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Onions should be a nice caramelized brown color. Add garlic and cook another minute. Remove from pan, drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
  5. Place half of the onion mixture into a saucepan. Mix in the vinegar. Add the chopped tomatoes and tomato paste, black pepper, 2 1/2 teaspoons salt, cumin, and cayenne (if using). Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer about 12 minutes.
  6. Serve by placing a spoonful of rice, then macaroni, and then the lentils on serving plates. Sprinkle with some of the browned onions, then top with tomato sauce.
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umzaibi
33

umzaibi

7/27/2009

my husband is egyptian and this is the first egyptian meal i cooked for him, he loved it, but also i made a beef stew onthe side to go with it , which was so good, takes time to cook but it was worth it :)

mellow_everest
26

mellow_everest

6/18/2009

I spent a month in Egypt last year and this was very similar to the koshary we bought in street stalls every couple of days. The only addition that I would make to complete it is French fried onions as a topping and a side of hot sauce. Thanks for the recipe.

Leigh Anne Chong
9

Leigh Anne Chong

3/9/2011

We loved it!

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