Thursday, 4 August 2016

Mujadara (Lebanese lentil dish)

This is a very traditional Lebanese dish, which dates back to our great great great (you get the idea) grandparents. It was very common due to its simple ingredients, nutrition and delicious taste.



  • Skill level: So easy
  • Serves: 6-8 people
  • Preparation time: 5 mins
  • Cooking time: 35-40 mins
What you will need:


2 tbsp olive oil
2 medium onions, peeled and chopped
1 tbsp salt
3 cups hot water
1 + 1/2 cup split red lentils
small handful of rice

How to make:

1) In a pot, add the olive oil over medium heat. Once hot, add the onions and cook until their colour changes

2) Meanwhile, in a bowl, add your red lentils and rice. Wash under running water a few times to clean the lentils, then drain the water and set aside

3) Once the onions gain some colour, add the salt and give a quick mix

4) Add the hot water, lentils and rice, stir, and leave until the mixture comes to a boil. Once the mixture boils, reduce the heat, cover, and leave for 20 mins. Check after this time, if the mixture is too dry, add a little water, mix and cover for another 5-10 mins. However, if the lentils and rice have cooked and a paste like consistency has formed, you are ready to serve





Mujadara is typically eaten with bread, with a side salad, radishes, olives, onions and whatever else you fancy. It really is so easy to make, and so delicious in its simpleness! Enjoy :)


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