An Egyptian Meal

My first Egyptian Meal! Samuel and Mina came over and cooked a very traditional lunch for us. Lunch is the main meal in Egypt is eaten around 2ish and then a light dinner maybe around 8ish. A lot like it is here in France, something I have had to get used to. I was a bit nervous when they wanted to make somethign but then I found out it was mainly carbs...how can you go wrong? Here's the recipe if you are feeling international for dinner:

Koushari

Depending on how many you are cooking for, about a cup of lentils, cup of elbow macaroni, a cup of rice and a can of chickpeas. C
ook all as normal adding salt to the lentils if you like but for the rice: Heat 2 tb olive oil in a sauce pan, add the rice and cook for 3 min. coating all pieces. Add 2 cups of water and heat until the water begins to boil. Cover the saucepan and simmer until the rice is tender, about 15 minutes.
Slice an onion and saute in1/4 c olive oil, stiring u
ntil they are brown and crispy (if you like them that way). Spoon lentils, then rice, then macaroni, then chickpeas, top with a tomato sauce of your choice and onions! Yum!



















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