Mujaddarah(Lentil and Rice Pottage)

Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr 35 mins

Posted for a request for more Lebanese recipes! UPDATE: Thanks to Elmotoo I have made some changes! Thank you Bethie! :)

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Bring water to boil, then add the lentils, lower heat to simmer and cook about 30-60 minutes .
  2. Meanwhile, saute onions in the oil to caramelize about 15-20 minutes, then add half of onions, rice and seasonings to lentils. Let the mixture boil for a few minutes.
  3. When it thickens, pour into a tureen, and spread the remaining onions over the top. and serve.
  4. Yield: 4 servings.

Reviews

(2)
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I thought this was delicious! I did make a few changes - I used whole red lentils thinking they might hold up to the long cooking. I soaked them for less than an hour & they were already soft; I recommend skipping this step. They only cooked for about 30 minutes & they water was used up & the lentils were mushy. I used 1/2 cup rice cooked (about 2c cooked) instead of 1/2c cooked rice & the proportions were very good. The onions need a good deal of time to brown properly. Next time I will start them first. There is a LOT of flavor in the caramelized onions - they are like CANDY. And use plenty of salt & pepper! We completely enjoyed this dish! Made for Ramadan Tag.

Elmotoo October 02, 2008

Sorry! This recipe is flavorless, and otherwise doesn't resemble Mujaddarah. I think the rice-to-lentils proportions are wrong...plus other things. I'm going to make a different Mujaddarah this week, because I do love this dish. Mujaddarah has been loved for thousands of years, but I think not this variation!

Mme M November 28, 2006

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