Lentils With Rice and Onions (Mujadra)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is a Lebanese recipe from my husband's family. I love it because it's delicious and made from very cheap ingredients. I always eat it hot, but my husband likes it better cold.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pick through the lentils, checking for stones, rinse the lentils, and put them in a pot with 3 cups of chicken broth or water.
  2. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 20 minutes or until lentils are starting to become tender.
  3. Add the rice and cook for an additional 15-20 minutes, until the rice is cooked. Check the mixture occasionally and add more liquid if necessary.
  4. While the rice and lentils cook, cut the onions in half and cut each half into thin slices.
  5. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the onions, reduce the heat to medium, and cook, stirring frequently, until the onions are thoroughly browned.
  6. Add the onions, salt, and Syrian pepper to the rice and lentils. Add a little more liquid if necessary to keep the mixture moist and simmer for 5 more minutes.