Our long date Turkish friend prepared this rice and lentils pilaf when she invited us quite a long back to her home..I loved this simple, delicious pilaf when she served along with their style of lamb meat stew...As most of us know that am in full swing to try and taste Turkish cuisine, i prepared this pilaf as per my friend's instructions, yeah i called her before preparing this pilaf to make sure myself that this pilaf doesnt go of any special spices or herbs..This pilaf goes simply for either green lentils or brown lentils (horsegram) sauteed with chopped onions in olive oil and cooked along with white rice,pepper powder and salt..Very quick pilaf to enjoy anytime with any sort of side dish..Sending this pilaf to AWED-Turkey guest hosted by Janet, event by DK..
3/4cup Brown lentils
1no Onion (chopped finely)
3tbsp Olive oil
Cook the lentils with enough water and salt until they get cooked...dont overcook them and keep aside...Heat the olive oil in a large vessel, saute the chopped onions until they turns transculent, now add the rice and saute for few minutes..add the water,pepper powder and salt to the rice..bring everything to boil and cook in simmer until the rice get cooked, now add the cooked lentils to the cooking rice, cook for few minutes..Put off the stove...Close the vessel with a lid and let the rice sit for atleast 10minutes before serving..
Serve warm with any stew..