Mujadarah ("lentils With Rice") Middle East, Palestine

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a really simple dish that is very satisfying, especially during Ramdan. My brothers never really got full off of just rice and beans, so I would always make fried chicken with this dish to fill their bellies :) Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine lentils, water, salt, and pepper. Cook over medium heat for 7 minutes or until lentils are half cooked.
  2. Add rice and cumin. Cook until water is absorbed and rice is tender.
  3. Quarter and slive peeled onions. Fry in oil until dark brown. Drain the onions and reserve. Pour the cooked oil over the mujadarah. Mix well.
  4. Garnish with the onions. Enjoy :).
Most Helpful

5 5

Easy and satisfying dish, humble and delish. I enjoyed the addition of a minced clove of garlic to the onions halfway before they finished. And to spice it up a bit a few pinches of homemade habanero flakes mixed in at the end. Will certainly be making this again.

5 5

Very simple! I used brown lentils also, so had to cook a bit longer. This is a nice change from plain lentils or plain rice, and was a nice side for grilled chicken. I will up the amount of cumin next time though, since we really love the flavor.

5 5

Yummy and pretty easy!! I used brown lentils and cooked them longer than 7 minutes. I used mainly canola oil and some unrefined extra virgin olive oil on top. Served with Fried Chicken Emirati Style, yogurt and a fresh salad. I would most definitely make this dish again. Made for Ramadan Tag 2010.