Koshary Recipe

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


Submitted by tillmanj

Makes 8 servings



Koshary is a traditional Egyptian meal that consists of a strange combination of macaroni, spaghetti, rice, black lentils, chick peas, garlic sauce and a spicy tomato chili sauce, all topped with fried onions. It is sold from carts by street vendors, in restaurants or even made at home and each is considered a different taste experience.

Recipe Ingredients for Koshary

1 cup lentils, brown
1 cup brown rice
1 cup uncooked macaroni (orzo, small shells or elbow macaroni)
2 large onions, diced
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups tomato sauce
1 teaspoon hot chili powder
1/8 teaspoon salt

Recipe Directions for Koshary

  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.

Categories

Main Dish, Middle Eastern

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 160.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
270
Calories from Fat
41
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.6g
7%
Saturated Fat
0.7g
3%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
365mg
15%
Potassium
580mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates
47.3g
16%
Dietary Fiber
10.1g
40%
Sugars
4.9g
Protein
10.6g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 14%
Calcium 4% Iron 18%
* 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
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