Kushari

This vegetarian, Egyptian dish happens to be one of the most popular street foods over there. And, usually, people ask for more. Separately cook the rice, lentils, and two types of pasta, then mix them in a bowl. Serve it with the delicious garlic and tomato sauce.
This vegetarian, Egyptian dish happens to be one of the most popular street foods over there. And, usually, people ask for more. Separately cook the rice, lentils, and two types of pasta, then mix them in a bowl. Serve it with the delicious garlic and tomato sauce.

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Ingredients

For the rice:
2 cups of water
salt
1 cup rice
For the lentils:
2 cups of water
salt
1 cup green lentils
For the pasta:
water
salt
7 ounces of macaroni
2 ounces of spaghetti
For the tomato sauce:
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
4 garlic cloves, crushed
salt
pepper
1 cup canned tomatoes
½ cup water
caramelized onions for garnishing
canned chickpeas for garnishing

Ingredients

  • For the rice:

  • For the lentils:

  • For the pasta:

  • For the tomato sauce:

Steps

1
Done

For the rice: Fill a medium-sized cooking pot with the water, add the rice, salt it and bring to a boil.

2
Done

Stir once, cover with the lid, and cook for 15 minutes.

3
Done

For the lentils: Fill a medium-sized cooking pot with the water, salt it and heat it.

4
Done

Add the lentils and boil for 18-20 minutes. Stir continuously while cooking.

5
Done

For the pasta: Fill a medium-sized pot halfway with water and salt it. Add the macaroni. Break the spaghetti in two and add them, too. Boil for 8-10 minutes.

6
Done

For the tomato sauce: Add the oil and garlic to a medium-sized pot over low heat. Season with salt and pepper, then cook and stir until tender.

7
Done

Add the canned tomatoes and water, stir once, then simmer for 10 minutes.

8
Done

Add the cooked rice, lentils, and pasta to a bigger bowl. Mix them all.

9
Done

Serve the Kushari topped with tomato sauce. Garnish it with caramelized onions and cooked chickpeas.

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Nutritional Chart

461 kcal
Calories
13 g
Protein
6 g
Fat
89 g
Carbohydrates

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Andrei Gusty

Well, I love to eat! I guess I always did. Tasty foods, traditional foods, fast-foods, healthy foods and, again, not so healthy ones. You name it.

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