Mujaddara Arabic Lentil Rice

Mujaddara Arabic Lentil Rice

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"Enjoy a great tasting dish to share with family and friends. Special dish for vegetarians, and one of our favorite meals. Instead of placing the onion on top you can mix it along with the lentils and rice before serving. It makes a perfect meal with a fresh green salad. Also you can use 2 cups of vegetable broth instead of 2 cups of water to cook the lentils."


1 h 25 m servings 371 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 371 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 14.4 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 49.8g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 11.6 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 788 mg
  • 32%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine the lentils, 2 cups water, 1 teaspoon salt, the cumin, and garlic powder in a pot over medium heat; bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low, and cook until the lentils begin to soften, 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. Stir the rice, 3/4 cup water, 1 teaspoon salt, and the olive oil into the lentils. Cover the pot and continue cooking until the lentils and rice are tender, about 40 minutes.
  3. Heat the cooking oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook the onions in the oil until browned, 7 to 10 minutes. Spread the onions over the rice and lentil mixture to serve.
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  1. 75 Ratings


To have a really authentic taste, consider these two notes: 1- Saute one onion untel soft and translucent in the pot then add the liquid with the lentils but, DON'T ADD SALT before the lentils ...

My husband is Lebanese and this is a staple in our house. The kids love it. I don't prepare using the garlic powder or cumin but sometimes I do add allspice. We serve this with a yogurt sauce...

I thought this recipe was great. It was so economical and such a comfort food. As per other reviews, I added 1 tsp garam masala to the lentils just before I stirred in the rice. I also sprinkled...