Mujadarra Recipe

Looking for an easy Mujadarra recipe? Learn how to make Mujadarra using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by autumn911

Makes 3 servings



Middle Eastern Lentils and Rice with Caramelized Onions

Recipe Ingredients for Mujadarra

1/2 cup brown rice
1/2 cup dried green lentils
3 cups yellow onions
2 tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp ground cumin

Recipe Directions for Mujadarra

  1. Cook rice in water following package directions, or cook in a rice cooker. When rice is done, cover and keep warm until you add it to the lentils.

  2. Rinse lentils, then place in heavy pot with a tight fitting lid, add 1 quart water, and let lentils simmer over very low heat uncovered until they are soft (about 20-30 minutes, but cooking time will depend on how fresh the lentils are so keep checking until they are soft but still have a slight bite to them.) When lentils are cooked, cover and let water them absorb any leftover water.

  3. While lentils cook, chop onions. Heat olive oil in heavy frying pan, then add onions, reduce heat to medium-low and start to brown onions, stirring every few minutes. Continue to cook onions, stirring often, until they are deeply browned and caramelized, about 20-25 minutes. Don't rush this step; the onions will be bitter if they're cooked at high heat.

  4. When onions are browned, remove half the onions to drain on a paper towel to crisp. Sprinkle 1/4 tsp cumin into the rest of the onions in the pan and saute 1-2 minutes.

  5. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the cooked lentils to the pan with the onions, leaving behind any water that's not absorbed. Season the cooked lentils and onions with salt and freshly ground black pepper and cook 1-2 minutes to blend flavors.

  6. Gently mix cooked rice into the lentils and caramelized onions, heating for a minute or two if the rice is not hot. Put Mujadarra on a serving dish, top with crispy caramelized onions, and serve hot or warm.

  7. This is great served with Middle Eastern Tomato Salad on the side. It would make a great side dish with Baked Falafel Patties with Yogurt-Tahini Sauce, or you could also serve the sauce with the Mujadarra.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 187.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
354
Calories from Fat
94
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.4g
16%
Saturated Fat
1.5g
8%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
8mg
0%
Potassium
562mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates
54.2g
18%
Dietary Fiber
12.8g
51%
Sugars
5.5g
Protein
11.9g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 17%
Calcium 6% Iron 19%
* 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 saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
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