Alexandrian Koshary

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 3
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 322.0
  • Total Fat: 14.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1,484.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 41.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.0 g
  • Protein: 7.4 g

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My recipe for a tasty dish from Alexandria, Egypt. My recipe for a tasty dish from Alexandria, Egypt.
Number of Servings: 3


    1 1/2 cups short grain white Rice
    2 small Onions
    3 1/2 Tbsp Corn oil
    2 1/2 cups Water
    3/4 cup Lentils
    2 tsp Salt
    3 cloves Garlic, crushed
    1/2 Tbsp Vinegar
    1/2 cup Tomato juice
    1 Tbsp Tomato paste
    1/4 tsp Chili powder
    Dash black Pepper


Soak the rice for 20 minutes and then take all the water out of it.
Coarsely cut the onions. Add 2 1/2 Tbsp corn oil to them and sautee in a non-stick casserole until golden brown.
Take out two thirds of the sauteed onions and put in a plate. In the casserole, add 2 cups water and 1 1/2 tsp salt.
When the water boils, add the rice and lentils. Mix and cover.
After 5 minutes, put heat to low and leave to cook for 10-15 minutes. After that, stir. Take off heat.
In a saucepan, put the remaining oil. When the oil heats up, add the crushed garlic. Sautee until golden in color. Add the vinegar. Stir quickly and add the tomato juice, tomato paste and 1/2 cups water. Add 1/2 tsp salt, the chili powder and black pepper. Leave to boil until it thickens like a sauce. Then, take away from heat.
To serve, put about 1 cup of the lentils and rice in a bowl, add 2 Tbsp sauce on top and sprinkle some sauteed onions. Serve with everyday salad (I submitted the recipe before).
Makes three servings.

Number of Servings: 3

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user HANYSDIANA.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this tonight...few changes, worcestershire instead of vinegar, and I added some cabbage and peppers to the onions and garlic, and baked it like a casserole in the oven. It was VERRRRY tasty! - 11/22/11

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I haven't made this yet, but I'm looking forward to it. It's a little different from Cairo koshari. In Cairo, they use pasta (macaroni) instead of the rice. I'm hoping my husband enjoys the Alexandria recipe as well as he likes the Cairo recipe. :) - 6/1/08

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