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

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Palis Favorites

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!

Top Review by Josh P.

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.

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 :).

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