Koshari Recipe

Looking for an easy koshari recipe? Learn how to make koshari using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by eviedee

Makes 6 servings



Koshari (or Kushari) (serves 6) See also: Our Feature Story on Koshari (Koshary) Lentils are a staple food of the Middle East and Koshari is a popular way to serve them in Egypt. Koshari can be found in "fast food" type of places such as Abu Tariq?s in Cairo, sold from carts by street vendors or made in the home.

Recipe Ingredients for koshari

1 cup lentils
1 cup rice
1 cup uncooked macaroni (orzo, small shells or elbow macaroni)
2 large onions, diced
2 tablespoons oil
2 cups tomato sauce

Recipe Directions for koshari

  1. Cook the lentils in salted water until tender and strain. Cook the rice in salted water until tender and drain. Also cook the macaroni, rinse and strain.

  2. Place lentils, rice and macaroni in a cooking pot. Fry onions in the oil until browned, then drain the onions on absorbent paper towel and strain the oil into the lentil mixture. Return to the cooking surface and cook for 7-10 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent sticking and burning.

  3. Place mixture on each plate and top with tomato sauce, onions and sprinkle with hot chili powder or sauce if desired.

  4. Variation: Omit macaroni and double the amount of rice.

  5. Variation: Combine lentil mixture, sauce and onions in pot, heat and serve on plates.

Categories

Main Dish, Middle Eastern

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 213.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
357
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.5g
8%
Saturated Fat
0.8g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
434mg
18%
Potassium
716mg
20%
Total Carbohydrates
63.4g
21%
Dietary Fiber
12.7g
51%
Sugars
6.7g
Protein
13.9g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 18%
Calcium 5% Iron 28%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in thiamin
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