Lebanese Lentils and Rice

Lebanese Lentils and Rice


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This is an easy and tasty Lebanese recipe for lentils and rice known as 'Mujaddara'. This is best served as a side dish.


Serves: 6 

  • 4 onions
  • 1/4 cup (65ml) olive oil
  • 100g brown rice
  • 100g lentils
  • 2 1/2 cups (750ml) water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 

  1. Finely dice one onion then heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a medium saucepan and fry the onion for 5-7 minutes until it is lightly browned.
  2. Rinse lentils and rice under cold water and allow to drain. Pour into the saucepan and continue stirring for 2-3 minutes. Add water, salt and allspice.
  3. Bring to the boil then reduce temperature and cover. Cook for 1 to 1 1/2 hours checking from time to time that there is enough water in the saucepan. If necessary add a little bit more.
  4. In the meantime, cut the remaining 3 onions into thin rings and fry in 2 tablespoons of olive oil for 15 minutes until golden brown.
  5. Remove the finished lentils from heat and let it stand for 10 minutes then break it up with a fork and mix with the fried onions.

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