Lebanese Lentils (Mujadara)

Lebanese Lentils (Mujadara) created by Um Safia

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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  • Heat oil in pan.
  • add onions, and cook on medium high heat until they are brown- stir occasionally.
  • stir in rice and lentils, mix in with onions.
  • add water.
  • add salt, mix contents.
  • cover and simmer.
  • 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.
  • Best if served in a shallow bowl, and let sit for 10 minutes or so. Enjoy warm or cold.
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"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. ChandraSoleil
    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.
  2. Chef 669019
    Excellent vegetarian meal with the seven spice blend.
  3. dabkeh
    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.
  4. chargirl
    I just made this and it was great. Very easy to make. I used white rice instead and used less water (brown rice always needs more water). Next time I will try it with the brown rice and use more onions. I also pan cooked some turkey sausage I had left over (3 links) and added it to the rice. I was great. This can be eaten w/or w/o meat.
  5. Michael Natkin
    This is one of my favorite foods.
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