Lentils and Rice with Fried Onions (Mujadarrah) Recipe

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Submitted by picaress

Makes 2 servings



Authentic Indian cuisine. Adapted from http://allrecipes.com

Recipe Ingredients for Lentils and Rice with Fried Onions (Mujadarrah)

3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 large white onion, sliced into rings
2/3 cup green lentils
1/4 cup white rice, plus 2 tablespoons
1 salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons plain yogurt or sour cream (optional)

Recipe Directions for Lentils and Rice with Fried Onions (Mujadarrah)

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onions, and cook about 10 minutes, until browned. Remove from heat, and set aside.

  2. Place lentils in a medium saucepan with enough lightly salted water to cover. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer about 15 minutes.

  3. Stir rice and enough water to cover into the saucepan with the lentils. Season with salt and pepper. Cover saucepan, and continue to simmer 15 to 20 minutes, until rice and lentils are tender.

  4. Mix half the onions into the lentil mixture. Top with yogurt or sour cream and remaining onions to serve.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 160.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
514
Calories from Fat
192
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
21.3g
33%
Saturated Fat
3.1g
15%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Sodium
18mg
1%
Potassium
729mg
21%
Total Carbohydrates
61.5g
20%
Dietary Fiber
20.4g
82%
Sugars
3.9g
Protein
19.3g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 8% Iron 33%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • Low in sugar
  • High in dietary fiber
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