Mujaddara is a popular middle-eastern dish, made with brown or green lentils, rice and topped with caramelised onions.
This is a super easy and highly nutritious dish!
Lentils are rich in iron and folate and an excellent source of protein.
- Prep Time 5 minutes
- Cook Time 25 minutes
- Servings 4
- 1 cup basmati rice
- 1½ cup cold water, for the rice
- 1 clove garlic
- salt & pepper
- 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
- ½ cup lentils (green or brown)
- 1 onion
- Rinse the rice thoroughly in cold water until the water is clear.
- Cook the rice in a pot over low heat.
- First, sauté the rice with 1 tbsp olive oil and garlic.
- Add 1½ cup of water, add salt & pepper, bring to a boil, cover and cook on low heat until all the water is absorbed for about 10 minutes.
- Rinse the lentils.
- In a small saucepan cook the lentils in water, bring to boil, cover and simmer until they are tender. Cook time is typically 15-20 minutes.
- Drain the lentils from the water and combine with the cooked rice.
- Chop the onion thinly and sauté with 1 tbsp of olive oil in a frying pan, until the onion is caramelised.
- Mix the rice with the lentils and add the onions on top.