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Esau’s Birthright

Kathleen Dineen Kelly

Put 1½ cups lentils to soak. Next day, place lentils in large kettle & boil in 4 cups salted water. Stir occasionally

Meanwhile, lightly saute 2 cups chopped onion in butter. Place 2 tbsp. butter in pan and add ½ cup raw rice and saute 5 minutes. Add onion & rice to thickened lentils. Continue to simmer.

This recipe is reported to be the actual pottage for which Esau sold his birthright. In the Holy Land, the traditional method of serving this dish is with a layer of marinated tomatoes over the top. Marinade is made with half oil and half vinegar.

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