Lentils and Rice with Fried Onions (Mujadarrah)

Lentils and Rice with Fried Onions (Mujadarrah)

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"This may sound like a plain recipe, but believe me, it's wonderful! It is an easy-to-make Middle Eastern comfort food that combines lentils, rice and delicious fried onions. The yogurt really gives it a super flavor!"

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  • Calories:
  • 535 kcal
  • 27%
  • Fat:
  • 22.1 g
  • 34%
  • Carbs:
  • 69.1g
  • 22%
  • Protein:
  • 17.3 g
  • 35%
  • Cholesterol:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 312 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onions, and cook about 10 minutes, until browned. Remove from heat, and set aside.
  2. Place lentils in a medium saucepan with enough lightly salted water to cover. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer about 15 minutes.
  3. Stir rice and enough water to cover into the saucepan with the lentils. Season with salt and pepper. Cover saucepan, and continue to simmer 15 to 20 minutes, until rice and lentils are tender.
  4. Mix half the onions into the lentil mixture. Top with yogurt or sour cream and remaining onions to serve.
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Am Middle Eastern and we make this dish all the time except that we add cumin to the lentils while they are cooking and a chicken bullion cube ..that really makes the great taste of this dish an...

This is a family staple. Best thing about being Arabic is the food... my god! Juddrah is one of my childhood favs! One type, caramelize the onions as dark as you can without burning. The deeper ...

I rated this a 4 as a compromise. I would have rated it a 5, but my husband said he would have given it a 3 (He isn't very familiar with lentils - not that there was a problem with the taste. Be...