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Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

Rice, Couscous & Lentil Pilav

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This Month's Film: Lawrence of Arabia
Cuisine: Middle Eastern

Yet another inspired dish for my 'Lawrence of Arabia' Middle Eastern menu. I love rice pilaf, but it can be a little redundant since rice is such an ubiquitous component of many Asian cultures. So for this menu, I decided to add a little variety with equal portions of lentils and couscous. I cooked the grains in olive oil and a savory chicken stock, and seasoned them with onions, garlic, bell peppers, cumin, and turmeric. The result was a vibrantly colored and textured dish, and a perfect accompaniment for the lamb kebabs.

The recipe will be posted at the end of the month along with my 'Lawrence of Arabia' film review

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