Harira (Moroccan Lentil Stew)
                                                by Juli
                                                 (Savannah, GA)

Sweet, spicy, savory, hot, mild...how will you describe this dish when you try it? 





Harira, or Moroccan Lentil Stew, might be described as all of the above. You can vary this recipe to suit your own tastes just by "tweaking" it a little here and there. Make your Harira a little less spicy, less sweet or a little hotter. It's up to you! Any way you do it you're sure to love this tasty Moroccan dish submitted by our friend Juli!







Harira (Moroccan Lentil Stew)

Ingredients

2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 can garbanzo beans
8 cups water
4 Vegetable bouillon Cubes
1 tsp. Garlic powder
2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh cilantro
1 tsp. salt (or to taste)
2 celery stalks, finely chopped
1 can tomatoes, undrained
1 cup lentils
1 Tbsp tomato paste
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 tsp. each sweet paprika, turmeric, ground ginger, ground coriander
1/4 tsp. each ground nutmeg, black pepper
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
¾ cup brown rice

Method

Heat oil in a large pot until hot, add the onion and cook until tender.

Add all the remaining ingredients to the pot. Simmer stirring occasionally 40 minutes, or until lentils and rice are tender.

When tender remove from heat and serve.











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