Sunday, March 21, 2010

Kushari

So to the left is what we were supposed to be making on Friday night for dinner.

I took this picture the first time I made Kushari but never ended up getting it up on the blog. Unfortunately Friday went anything as planned and we ended up at my mother in law's house using her barbecue instead.

Basically all h-e- double hockey sticks broke loose. lol. The baby was crying, I was starving and she wouldn't stop eating so I couldn't get anything done. So my husband volunteered to make dinner. The pot he wanted to use to cook the rice was dirty so he went to wash it and turned on the tap and. . . .BAM! Water EVERYWHERE! Clear across the kitchen!! Baby started screaming louder, husband yelled "grab the baby!" Wife (me) completely exhausted was like Oh my Gosh now what?!

Luckily something had broken off the front of the tap so there was only a huge spray if you turned it on. So we cleaned up the mess, called my husband's mother and headed over there with a couple of packages of ground beef. Not at all as we'd planned and probably not as tasty in the end but we were fed and happy and had a nice visit.

So, at any rate as I've mentioned before, we've made Kushari before and it's very good so I'll leave you the recipe so you can try it for yourself. :)

Kushari

Ingredients:
1 Cup GF small shell pasta
1 Cup White Rice
1 Cup Canned lentils
1 medium diced Onion
1/4 tsp Garlic powder
1 tsp Ground cumin
1 (14 1/2oz) can chopped Tomatoes

Directions:
1) Cook White Rice and pasta
2) Fry Onion, garlic powder, and cumin
3) Add Lentils and Tomatoes to Onion mixture, cook until warmed through.
4) Mix together Rice, Pasta, and Lentil mixture.
5) Serve


    Monday, March 15, 2010

    Esau's Birth Right - Lentils with Rice

    Its hard to believe its March already! I ended up ignoring my blog a bit last month since we were just so busy!

    The 3 of us & the cat moved to a new city on March 1st. It's really amazing how much effort it can take to pack up a place and move to a different city in a month. We ended up doing all of the packing and moving in less than 2 weeks due to illness and the fact that we only just found an apartment at the last minute.

    At any rate, we're here, the boxes aren't all unpacked but we're enjoying settling in and I can go back to cooking since my pots and pans are unpacked now! Yay!

    This is a fairly inexpensive, quick and easy recipe that we came up with last night. Officially known as "Esau's Birth Right" it apparently has some biblical relevance but I'm not exactly sure what. Either way it tastes good and it's pretty cheap and I think nutritious. You might try adding some spices - maybe some cumin would be good if you think it's too plain. We were too hungry and tired last night to try. :)

    Esau's Birth Right

    Ingredients:
    2 Cups Cooked White Rice
    1 Cup canned lentils - rinsed
    1/2 Cup Raisins (we used Sun-maid)

    Directions:
    1) Cook rice according to package directions. (We added salt, pepper and butter)
    2) Add Lentils and raisins to rice, heat until warmed through.
    3) Enjoy!

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