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Koshari is Egypt's national dish and a widely popular street food. Once you taste it, you'll know why! Rice, lentils, and macaroni provide plenty of interest and a diverse range of flavour and texture.
1 Tbsp (15 mL) canola oil
1 cup (250 mL) garlic, thinly sliced
2 cups (500 mL) split red lentils, oven roasted*
3 Tbsp + 2 tsp (55 mL) Baharat spice blend
2 ½ cups (625 mL) brown rice, cooked
5 cups (1.25 L) whole red lentils, cooked
2 ½ cups (625 mL) whole wheat macaroni, cooked
5 cups (1.25 L) arrabiata pasta sauce
2 tsp (10 mL) black pepper
1 tsp (5 mL) chili powder
6 cups (1.5 L) zucchini, small dice
1 cup (250 mL) pomegranate arils
3 cups (750 mL) green onions, thinly sliced
*To oven roast split lentils: Soak in water for 1 hour, drain, and pour out evenly on a cookie sheet. Cook at 400°F (200°C) for 15-20 minutes, tossing every 5 minutes to ensure even cooking.