Does anyone else actually make the recipes on the back of the food package? I've done this several times, and they are always really good! They're on the back of the package for a reason, right? I bought a bag of Bob's Red Mill Kamut because I originally saw another recipe calling for the grain, but then I saw the recipe on the back and decided to make that one instead. It says this dish is traditional Egyptian fare, so that's an added bonus. Delicious and cultural!
(From the Bob's Red Mill website)
- 1 cup Organic Kamut Berries
- 1 cup Lentils
- 1 cup Whole Grain Elbow Macaroni
- Water as needed
- 4 medium Onions, halved & thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup Olive Oil
- 4 Garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 tsp ground Cumin
- 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
- 29 oz canned Tomato Puree
- Salt & Pepper to taste
Step 1Soak Kamut® berries in water overnight. Drain and rise berries.
Step 2Place Kamut® berries and 3 cups water in a pot on bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer until soft, about 1 hour. Drain off excess water.
Step 3Rinse lentils and place in a pot with 3 cups of water. Cover and bring to a boil. Let boil for 2 – 3 minutes then reduce heat to low and simmer until tender, about 25 – 30 minutes. Drain off excess water.
Step 4Cook macaroni in plenty of boiling salted water until tender, about 6 – 7 minutes. Drain.
Step 5While grains are cooking, prepare onions and tomato sauce.
Heat oil in a pan to medium-high and cook sliced onions until brown and crispy, about 10 minutes. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels. Season with salt.
Step 6In the same pan, add garlic, cumin and red pepper flakes and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add tomato puree and cook until heated through. Season with salt and pepper.
Step 7To serve, combine cooked Kamut® , lentils and macaroni. Top with tomato sauce and crispy onions.
Makes 8 servings.