26 Nov 2021
This dish is made of rice, macaroni, and lentils mixed together with a tomato-vinegar sauce, and then topped with chickpeas and crispy fried onions. This vegetarian-friendly and filling meal can be found in roadside stalls and restaurants throughout the country and is sometimes enhanced with garlic juice and hot sauce.
by Phoebe Chat Legaspi
Step 1 Combine the lentils and water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, then simmer over medium heat for 25 minutes. Add the rice to the lentils, and continue to simmer for an additional 20 minutes, or until rice is tender.
Step 2 Fill a separate saucepan with lightly salted water and bring to a boil. Add the macaroni and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Drain.
Step 3 Meanwhile, heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until onion is lightly browned. Pour in the tomatoes and season with red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Simmer over medium heat for 10 to 20 minutes.
Step 4 In a large serving dish, stir together the lentils, rice and macaroni. Mix in the tomato sauce until evenly coated.