Mujadara Lebanese Lentils and Rice with Crispy Onions
Mujadara is a simple Lebanese lentil and rice dish with crispy onions that's packed with flavor. This lentils and rice recipe calls for only a few ingredients and is very easy to make.
Servings: 4 servings
- 5 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 onions thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 onions chopped
- 1 ½ cup lentils
- 1 ½ cup long grain rice
- 1 ½ teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 4 cups water
- 1 ½ teaspoon salt
Heat olive oil in a pot over medium heat. Saute onion until golden brown.
Add in lentils and cook for two to three minutes.
Add rice, cumin and cinnamon to the lentils. Stir well so everything is completely combined.
Pour water into the pot with salt, bring to simmer and let it cook for about 30-40 minutes until the lentil and rice is completely cooked.
Mix the lentils and rice with caramelized onion and serve with plain yogurt and salad.
- You can use jasmine or brown rice for Mujadara recipe but cooking time will be different.
- Check the rice after 30 minutes and if it's not cooked, add ¼ cup more water.
Calories: 761kcal | Carbohydrates: 107g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 897mg | Potassium: 901mg | Fiber: 25g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 28IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 7mg