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Kimberly’s adaption of this national Egyptian dish combines light grains, a unique blend of peppercorn spices, and a chile tomato sauce that will leave you feeling satisfied and light after a weekend of holiday indulgence. Nisreen, Recipe Hunter

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Koshari – Egyptian Rice and Lentils with Spicy Tomato Sauce

The national dish of Egypt

After a weekend of heavy holiday dishes and lots of cooking, this national dish of Egypt is a light, yet filling midweek solution. It includes a blend of soft lentils, rice, and macaroni noodles under a chili tomato sauce and fresh crispy onions. As Kimberly explains in her recipe, the meal is traditionally put together by street vendors. Each ingredient is piled high onto plates into a tomato-onion flavor combination readily devoured by hungry patrons. What makes this recipe especially different is the homemade baharat spice blend Kimberly creates- dry roasted peppercorns, cloves, and onions all blend together and highlight the Indian roots of this dish.


Kimberly Killebrew

Mommy, Marriage & Family Therapist, The Daring Gourmet

Kimberly Kilebrew from The Daring Gourmet

Originally from Europe and widely traveled, my passion is world cuisine. I love developing original recipes, revitalizing classics, and demystifying the obscure. When I’m not visiting new places by foot, I’m traveling the world through my taste buds.

Kimberly is the creative voice, photographer, and recipe creator behind The Daring Gourmet. Spending her earlier years in Europe much of the dishes featured on her blog are inspired by international cuisines. Her recipes frequently feature homemade additions like creating raw spice blends or sauces to complement the more traditional ( and non-traditional) dishes. Kimberly is also a well traveled mother to two young kids and uses her culinary skills to create healthy alternatives to sweet treats and main course meals. From Indian infused dishes to Mexican inspired adaptations, Kimberly’s culinary genius is reflected in each one of her carefully crafted recipes.

Head over to The Daring Gourmet and say hello to Kimberly on TwitterFacebook,  and Pinterest.


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Toasting whole spices like cumin, coriander, star anise, and peppercorns releases the essential oils, making the spices more flavorful and aromatic.

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