Try this for a healthier twist:
I got confused and used black beans instead of lentils:-)
instead of rice, use Quinoa
Use whole wheat elbow macaroni
Now the trick with delicious Koshary is the sauce that you drizzle on top:
- first, brown the onion in olive oil very very well, when very brown, add the tomato paste/sauce. then add LOTS of crushed red pepper, a dash of cumin, and salt/pepper. after it's cooked and your afraid the onion is going to burn, turn it off and cover the pot. Then in a separate very small saucepan, brown crushed garlic in olive oil. while it is cooking, add some ground coriander. when the garlic is very golden, turn of the flame and quickly splash with a little red wine vinegar and then take the whole thing and splash into the tomato sauce and cover it quickly. After a few seconds, open briefly, stir with a spoon and cover again. Once you've layered the Koshary in the serving plate, drizzle the sauce over and serve immediately.
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Sep. 9, 2012