Friday, November 4, 2011

Mujadara - Lentils, Rice and Caramelized Onions

Its Friday! That means it's time for another Your Recipe- My Kitchen Post.

 I bookmarked a recipe for Mujadara a while back and I was reminded of it when I looked through my pantry for dinner not too long ago.  I checked the original recipe and for some reason - either ingredients or time restraint kept me from making it.  But I had a craving and really wanted this dish so I searched for ideas and adaptations.  I started making this dish one way (that required about 3-4 pots) and finished it off with this recipe (that required 1 pot and a saute pan) for Mujadara: Lentils, Rice and Onions from The Confused Homemaker.  I absolutely loved this dish and the combination of flavors, I think I ate it cold for lunch the next day because I just didn't want to wait  for it to heat up.  I also served this with plain Greek yogurt.  Enjoy!!

What you need:
1 Cup Lentils
1 Cup Rice
3 1/2 Cups Water
4 Onions, sliced
1 tea­spoon Cumin
1 tea­spoon Salt
1/2 tea­spoon Pep­per
2 table­spoons  Oil
Greek yogurt (Optional)

What you do:
Heat a pot on med-high heat. Add 1 table­spoon of  Oil and 1/2 an onion. Cook until onion is caramelized.
Add lentils, water, salt and pep­per. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and sim­mer for 20 minutes.
After 20 min­utes, add the rice and Cumin. Cover and sim­mer for another 20 minutes.
Heat a saute pan over med-high heat. Add the remain­ing 1 table­spoon  of oil and remain­ing onions. Cook until fully caramelized and blackened.
Serve the rice and lentils topped with the caramelized onions.

Top with a dollop of Greek yogurt (optional)

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  1. Looks delish!

    We'd love for you to share your recipes with us at

    Simply Delish Saturday

  2. sounds very filling and easy to make!

  3. yum this looks awesome and a great change from my usual fare.. adding to the must try list :) Thanks for sharing!

  4. It looks awesome Danielle! Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week end and please come back soon.
    Miz Helen


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