Rice, Couscous & Lentil Pilav
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
For questions, comments, or to subscribe to Chopstick Cinema's monthly menu and film review, send e-mail to cheiter at thingsasian dot com