Mujaddara

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Mujaddara

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Ingredients

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2 cups Basmati Rice
1 cup Black Lentils
3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tablespoon Ground Cumin
2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
2 big or 3 small, sliced Onion
3 cups, room temperature Water

Perfect combination of rice, lentils and caramelised onions

Features:
  • Vegan

Ingredients

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This is one of my favorite recipes of all time.
I love rice, I love lentils, and I love the Mediterranean taste of this undemanding dish.
It can be a casual or festive side dish or even a meal.
Mujaddara is also a very nutritious vegan dish.

Most cook the rice and the lentils together.
Since I don’t like mushy food and in particular, mushy rice, I rather cook them separately and combine just before serving.

Steps

1
Done

Prepare the Rice

Heat a medium saucepan. When hot, add 2 tablespoons of canola oil.

Add the rice and a flat teaspoon of salt, fry for 3-4 minutes.

Add the room temp water, stir lightly (once) and cover.

When boiling (after about 5 minutes), lower the flame and wait for 10-13 minutes.
Turn off the flame. The rice should be done. Let sit for at least 10 minutes.

2
Done

Prepare the lentils

In a medium saucepan, add 2 spoons of vegetable oil and heat for a minute.

Add 1 cup of lentils and 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil and lower the flame.
It should take about 15 - 20 minutes for lentils to soften. Make sure that they don’t get too mushy.
When done, turn off the flame.

* If the lentils don’t absorb all the water just drain them.

3
Done

Browning the Onions

Heat a medium skillet, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil.
Add sliced onions and brown. It will take about 7-10 minutes. Be patient.

4
Done

Combine

In the same skillet, combine lentils, cumin, and 4 tablespoons of olive oil. That is it. The mujaddara is done.

5
Done

Serve

Spread the hot rice in a bowl or a serving dish.

Pour Mujaddara topping making a Mujaddara in the middle of the rice.

Garnish with chopped parsley and roasted sliced almonds.
Enjoy!

* Reheat the rice on a low flame for 7 minutes. If the rice is cold or out of the refrigerator pop it in the microwave.

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