Adas Polo (Lentil Rice with Caramelized Onions and Raisins) | PCC Natural Markets

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Adas Polo (Lentil Rice with Caramelized Onions and Raisins)

Serves: 8

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This savory mix of lentils, fragrant basmati rice, garlic, caramelized onions and raisins makes a terrific main or side dish.


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Wash lentils thoroughly and add to a saucepan; top with a generous amount of water. Boil, uncovered, over medium-high heat for 10 to 15 minutes, until just cooked through. Drain. Dissolve saffron in a small amount of hot water and add to lentils. Set aside.

Wash rice thoroughly and add to a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan. Add 2 tablespoons oil, 2 teaspoons salt and enough water so the rice may boil freely. On high heat, boil for 12 to 15 minutes or until tender. Drain and rinse with warm water.

Select a large, heavy-bottomed pot. Coat bottom of the pot with 2 tablespoons oil. Gently blend cooked rice and lentils together, combining the two but being careful to not mash the rice. Shape rice-lentil mixture into a pyramid and cover with a lid. Steam over medium-low heat for 30 to 40 minutes.

Add remaining oil to a large sauté pan and add onions. Lightly caramelize over low heat for 15 to 20 minutes. Add garlic, spices, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and raisins; cook for about 5 more minutes.

Serve lentil-rice on a serving platter, topped with caramelized onion mixture.

Recipe by Omid Roustaei, former PCC Cooks instructor

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