*My husband and I worked with the youth group at our congregation in Beer Sheva. The bellies of teenage boys can be bottomless pits so on our youth nights I would often cook lentils and rice; its cheap, easy, and filling.
6 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, sliced
1 1/3 cups lentils
3/4 cup rice
1) Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onions and cook 15 minutes. Set aside.
2) Put lentils in medium saucepan. Add enough water to just cover the lentils. Add salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer (15 minutes).
3) Add rice to lentils. Add more water, enough to cover rice and lentils. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Rice and lentils should be tender.
4) Stir in fried onions.
*Recipe by Shelley Neese, vice president of The Jerusalem Connection. Click here for her articles and videos.