Koshari is a vegan Egyptian street food made with rice, lentils, macaroni, chickpeas, tomato sauce, and crispy onions! It is a hearty, cheap, and easy dinner that is also perfect for meal prep.
- 1 15oz can chickpeas
- 1 12oz can lentils
- 1 cup dry basmati rice
- 1 cup dry small macaroni (elbow or ditalini)
- Crispy onions for serving
- 1 15oz can tomato sauce
- 1 small white onion, diced
- 3 cloves garlic
- 2 tbsp white vinegar
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp coriander powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- ¼ tsp chili flakes (optional + more for serving)
- Make your rice. Add one cup of rice and two cups of water to a medium pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover with a lid, and let simmer 18-20 mins until rice is tender.
- Make your tomato sauce.
- In a medium saucepan, heat up some oil over medium high heat. Cook onions and garlic 3-5 minutes until they start to brown.
- Stir in cumin, coriander powder, chili flakes, and salt.
- Reduce heat to low and add tomato sauce and white vinegar. Cover with a lid, and simmer for about 5 minutes.
- Taste your sauce, and adjust seasonings as needed.
- Make your macaroni. Cook your macaroni in a pot of salted water according to package instructions.
- Drain and rinse your lentils and chickpeas. To save time, I use canned lentils and chickpeas, but you can make your own from dry.
- Serve. Lay a bed of rice on your plate and top with lentils, macaroni, tomato sauce, chickpeas, then the crispy onions. Sprinkle some extra chili flakes for extra spice.
Keywords: Koshari, Kushari, Vegan Street Food, Egyptian Food, Vegan Egyptian Food, Lentils, Chickpeas