RICE AND GRAIN DISHES:
Egyptian Koshari Pasta
1. Combine rice and pasta; Spoon in bottom of shallow serving platter. Keep warm.
2. Whisk together vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, and garlic powder in a medium bowl. Add cooked lentils and stir to combine. Spoon over rice and pasta.
3. Combine tomatoes, water, sugar, cinnamon, salt, remaining 1/2 teaspoon cumin and red pepper in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat about 5 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Stir in squash. Spoon tomato mixture over lentil layer. Partially stir tomato mixture into other layers, but do not completely combine all layers. If desired, cook onions as directed below and add as a topping.
* Serving Suggestion: Top koshary pasta with crisp-brown onions, if desired. These onions add a desirable, sweet flavor and crisp texture to the pasta. To prepare, cook onions in large skillet with 1 tablespoon oil over high heat, stirring frequently, until brown and slightly crispy, about 10 minutes.
Makes 8 (1 cup) servings
Each serving: About 169 Calories, Fat 1g,
Protein 7g, Carbohydrate 34 g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 281mg
Reprinted from About.com