Mujaddara (Rice with Lentils and Fried Onion)

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Mujaddara (Rice with Lentils and Fried Onion)

Mujaddara (Rice with Lentils and Fried Onion)
6 servings

120 g of brown lentils

240 g of packaged Makfa white round rice

60 g of butter

4 onions

2 tbsp of vegetable oil

1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp of ground nutmeg

1/2 tsp of jeera (cumin)

1/2 tsp of ground cardamom

1/2 tsp of ground coriander

1/2 tsp of red pepper

4 sprigs of parsley

Juice of 1/2 lemon

50 g of yogurt


50 minutes


Additional properties For kids


1. Cover the lentils with water and cook in a stewpot with the lid on for 15 minutes. Add the rice, salt, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cook with the lid on for 20 minutes.

2. Dissolve the butter, add to the stewpot, mix and let stand for 5 minutes.

3. Peel the onion, and cut it in semi-circles. Heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan, add the onion, all the spices and fry for 5-6 minutes, stirring constantly.

4. Ladle the rice and the lentils onto plates, put the onions on top. Sprinkle with lemon juice, garnish with parsley leaves and serve with yogurt.

Cuisine Middle East cuisine
Dish type Entrees