A very daunting recipe, I must say-- I was getting flustered half way through. However, the end result is AMAZING!! The sautÃ©ed noodles had a light seared taste. The onions cook down to be sweet and wonderful. The sauce has a kick, but is calmed by the pasta and rice. Did I mention how healthy it is?? I love this recipe, but it does take a bit of planning and time management! I cooked the lentils while I made the sauce and the onions. Bravo on this one!!
Saecca Posted: 10/19/09
Otterstamp Posted: 01/19/10
I'm not a huge fan of lentils, and as I was making this recipe I became increasingly convinced that it was going to suck. The finished product was definitely edible, lentils and all, and my boyfriend had two heaping portions before going into carb shock. My vermicelli noodles were ridiculous to try to cut into one inch pieces, so I trimmed off a hunk and then cut the noodles after they became soft.
iaam12000 Posted: 03/23/10
I agree with the previous poster... daunting to make! I had the onions prepped in advanced as well as the rice and it was STILL crazy to plan out all the parts... but I also agree that it was GREAT! My only issue was that I still had water left with the lentils/noodles so I had to drain that off first before combining with rice, but otherwise everything else worked out ok. Lots of timing and multi-tasking... and dishes... but very, very yummy!
pcwied Posted: 03/13/10
This was tasty and a great way to get lots of healthy nutrients. The only thing I didn't like, and wished I had used my own judgment, was how oily the onions were. Next time I will use less than 3 tbls. oil. The onions carmelized very nicely and were so nice and sweet, but the aftereffect of the oil was too much for me.
JerriLyn Posted: 01/08/12
This was a good solid recipe. *which is what 3 stars means!* First, the prep was not all that daunting, especially if you prep everything before you start. I used one pot all the way through, cleaning it out between steps. The results were good, this is a great warming homey comfort dish that fills you up and tastes great. We had seconds and only stopped because we ran out of onions. My only suggestions? Double, even triple, the carmelized onions. They MAKE the dish!
jmscoker Posted: 10/30/13
With ingredients prepped, it still took a little over an hour to make and used every burner on the stove. I love lentils. I used regular brown lentils. Doubled the onions! Mmmm. A interesting way to use standard pantry items.