Mujadarra - Rice and Lentils

  • 50 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings

Mujadarra is a rice and lentils side dish served in many Middle Eastern countries. The recipe varies by region, but this is the best I have ever made.

What You'll Need

  • 5 onions
  • 1 cup lentils
  • 1 cup white uncooked rice
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons olive oil

How to Make It

  1. Dice 3 onions and saute in 3 tablespoons olive oil in a saute pan until brown. Set aside.
  2. In a large saucepot, bring water and lentils to a boil. Reduce to low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Add onions and rice to lentils, and continue cooking for 20 minutes, or until rice and lentils are soft. Remove from heat and allow to remain in the pot for a few minutes to absorb any remaining water.
  4. Slice the remaining two onions into rings. Saute rings in 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil until brown.
  1. Place rice and lentils onto serving plate and top with sauteed onion rings.