Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Mujadarah (Lentils with Rice)

You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup brown lentils
  • 2 cups rice
  • 2 large onions, sliced
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


In pot, combine lentils, water, salt, and pepper. Cook over medium heat for 7 minutes or until lentils are half cooked.

Add rice, cumin powder.

Cook until water is absorbed and rice is tender (add more water if necessary).

Mix well and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Fry onions in oil until dark brown.

Top each dish with the fried onions and oil.

Cook lentils until practically soft (approx. 16 minutes) remove from heat, add bulgur, stir, and let sit until rest of water is absorbed.

Add more water if necessary.


Use 1 cup bulgur instead of rice. Bulgur is a great source of protein and fiber which makes the meal more nutritious but still delicious.

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