Lentils w/Caramelized Onions and Pitas

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Lentils w/Caramelized Onions and Pitas

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Lentils w/Caramelized Onions and Pitas

Caramelized onions, lentils, spices! This recipe has great flavors and lots of good stuff.

Ingredients

3 large yellow onions (sliced into thin half moons)

1 cup brown rice

1 cup lentils (red)

whole wheat pitas (4)

1 stick cinnamon

coconut oil spray

½ tsp allspice

1 ½ tsp cumin

Instructions

  1. Gather your ingredients and pre-heat oven to 400.
  2. Slice your onions.
  3. Lightly spray high edge baking pan with coconut oil.
  4. Place onions into pan and lightly spray the onions with coconut oil.
  5. Place in oven and roast until the onions are browned (about 30-50 min depending on your oven). Stir them about every 10 min or so. When done remove and set aside.
  6. Add 4 cups of water to a pot and bring water to boil.
  7. Add rice, cinnamon stick, cumin, and allspice to the pot. Bring back to boil then reduce heat and simmer for about 15 min.
  8. While the rice is simmering. Cut the pita bread in half and separate.
  9. Place on baking sheet and bake at 350 for 10-15 min (keep an eye on them so they do not burn)
  10. Once rice is done simmering. Add lentils and gently stir. Cover, bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer on low until liquid is absorbed (about 30 min).
  11. Remove rice and lentils from heat, cover and set aside for 10 min.
  12. Serve onions on top of rice and lentils with green salad and pita.

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