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Lentils and Rice with Fried Onions (Mujadarrah) Recipe

Looking for an easy Lentils and Rice with Fried Onions (Mujadarrah) recipe? Learn how to make Lentils and Rice with Fried Onions (Mujadarrah) using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jchan985

Makes 4 servings



"This may sound like a plain recipe, but believe me, it's wonderful! It is an easy-to-make Middle Eastern comfort food that combines lentils, rice and delicious fried onions. The yogurt really gives it a super flavor!"

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

4 tbsp olive oil
1 large white onion, sliced into rings
8 oz uncooked lentils
1/2 cup white rice, dry
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1/2 lbs chicken breast

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

  1. Directions

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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 204.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
523
Calories from Fat
149
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
16.5g
25%
Saturated Fat
2.7g
14%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
49mg
16%
Sodium
640mg
27%
Potassium
804mg
23%
Total Carbohydrates
57.1g
19%
Dietary Fiber
18.2g
73%
Sugars
3.9g
Protein
35.2g
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
A
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in dietary fiber
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