Middle Eastern Rice and Lentils Recipe
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Middle Eastern Rice and Lentils

3/4 c. coarsely chopped onion
1 T. favorite saut� liquid
3 1/2 c. broth or 3 1/2 c. water + 1 t. salt
3/4 c. uncooked rice
1/2 c. dried lentils, rinsed and picked over
1 c. diced, peeled baking potato
3/4 c. diced, peeled carrot
1/2 c. raisins
1/2 t. ground black pepper
1/2 t. ground cumin
1/2 t. ground cinnamon
1/8 t. ground cloves
1 c. diced red bell pepper
3/4 c. frozen green peas

1. In Rice Cooker Plus combine onion and saut� liquid. Microwave uncovered for 2-3 minutes, stirring once, until crisp-tender.

2. Add broth/water, rice, lentils, potato, carrot, raisins and spices. Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap. Micro on High for 18-20 minutes, stirring 3 times, until rice and lentils are almost tender (took longer for lentils).

3. Stir in bell pepper and peas. Cover and micro for 3-5 minutes more, or until the liquid is absorbed and the rice and lentils are tender. Let stand on heatproof surface for 5 minutes before serving.

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