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Megadarra from The New Book of Middle Eastern Food by Claudia Roden

  • long grain rice
  • green lentils
  • store-cupboard ingredients

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  • CandyB on August 15, 2013

    Delicious, but make sure the onions are caramelised

  • mama_c on April 20, 2013

    Try the 'boil' technique for rice... add raw rice to boiling liquid, boil down to the point where the water level is even with the top of the rice and 'holes' start to form, then turn down the heat to barely simmer for about 5 minutes (longer for brown rice), then turn very low or off and cover for at least another 5 minutes.

  • britt on April 21, 2011

    I both love this recipe and am frustrated by it because my rice is always either undercooked or gummy. I may give up and cook the rice separately.

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