Marrakesh rice and lentil soup (morocco)

Yield: 8 servings

Measure Ingredient
¼ cup Lentils; soaked overnight in
7 cups Water
2 tablespoons Olive oil
½ cup Finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1 teaspoon Paprika
½ cup Rice; rinsed
Salt and pepper
½ teaspoon Cumin
1 Piece chili powder
2 tablespoons Flour; dissolved in
½ cup Water
¼ cup Lemon juice

Lentils do not require soaking; and we usually sort and wash them before using them. If they are soaked, we can cut the cooking time by half.

In a saucepan, place the lentils and their soaking water, olive oil, coriander leaves, and paprika. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cover and cook over medium heat for 25 minutes; then add the remaining ingredients except the flour mixture and lemon juice and cook for a further 20 minutes or until the rice grains are tender but still whole.

Remove from the heat and slowly stir in the flour paste and lemon juice.

Return to the heat and bring to a boil. Serve immediately.

*Hanneman > " Hareera Marrakashee," FROM THE LANDS OF FIGS AND OLIVES, Habeeb Salloum and James Peters. 1995. Paperback 1997: Interlink Books.

ISBN 1566561590

Recipe by: FROM THE LANDS OF FIGS AND OLIVES* By Kitpath <phannema@...> on Jun 12, 1998, converted by MM_Buster v2.0l.

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