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Mujadara

Mujadara is a Arabic rice dish made with brown lentils and rice . The dish is topped with fried onions and garnished with pine nuts and mint.
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish, Rice
Cuisine Middle East
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 cup brown lentils
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds ground
  • 1/2 tsp black peppercorns cracked
  • 1-2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup Fried onions
  • Salt to taste
  • Pine nuts
  • mint leaves

Instructions

  • Soak the brown lentils for 2-3 hours .
  • Cook in an open pan , adding salt and water.
  • Once 80% done strain in a colander , do not discard the water .
  • Wash and soak the rice for 30 minutes .
  • Measure the reserved water from the lentils .
  • Add 2 cups of water ( including the lentil stock ) to a pan .
  • Add rice and let it cook 50% .
  • Add salt and 1/4 of the fried onions , bay leaf , ground cumin and black pepper .
  • Let cook for another 2-3 minutes .
  • Now add the prepared lentils to the rice .
  • Mix gently and simmer till completely done .
  • Once done serve garnished with fried onions, mint leaves and pine nuts.

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