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    Lebanese Lentils (Mujadara)

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    1 hr 40 mins

    10 mins

    1 hr 30 mins

    Helen Ganim's Note:

    I grew up eating this- usually every Friday, because my family doesn't eat meat on Fridays. Its so good, I personally consider it comfort food. Its healthy, simple, and full of fiber! I often eat leftovers in a sandwich with veggies. Goes well with olives, pita bread, raw onion, celery, carrots, lettuce.

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    1. 1
      Heat oil in pan.
    2. 2
      add onions, and cook on medium high heat until they are brown- stir occasionally.
    3. 3
      stir in rice and lentils, mix in with onions.
    4. 4
      add water.
    5. 5
      add salt, mix contents.
    6. 6
      cover and simmer.
    7. 7
      This will take over an hour. The water will be absorbed into rice and lentils. Make sure they are soft. Sometimes you may need to add a little more water. Stir occasionally.
    8. 8
      Best if served in a shallow bowl, and let sit for 10 minutes or so. Enjoy warm or cold.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 13, 2009


      This recipe is missing the most important ingredients! ALL-SPICE and 7 spices....this will give it the zingggg it needs, that's the correct Lebanese way to make it:) ENJOY.

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    • on October 18, 2007


      :yummy: This is really tasty! I cooked 2 versions of this - one as in the recipe and one with the additiona of 1/2 a chicken stock cube and 1/2 tsp of ras el hanout spices. Both versions were delicious... I agree wholeheartedly that this is comfort food and it's great that it's so healthy and nutritious too. Will have the leftovers for lunch today :) Also reviewed for NA*ME Dish of The Week.

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    • on March 03, 2011


      This is a great recipe - I make it in a slow cooker. Just put the rice, lentils, water and salt in a smaller slowcooker. 3.5 hours on high and it is perfect! We top ours with carmelized onions and serve with a chopped tomato, cucumber, red onion salad dressed with olive oil and lemon juice.

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    Nutritional Facts for Lebanese Lentils (Mujadara)

    Serving Size: 1 (244 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 274.1
    Calories from Fat 51
    Total Fat 5.7 g
    Saturated Fat 0.8 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 203.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 44.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 11.1 g
    Sugars 1.6 g
    Protein 10.9 g

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