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Lebanese Lentils, Rice and Caramelized Onions (Mujadara) Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Nader Kahoush, Shamrock Springs

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 tbsp oil
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 cups lentils, rinsed and sorted
6 cups of water
1 cup rice, white, par-boiled
1 tsp salt
tsp pepper

Plain Yogurt or Lebanese Cucumber Laban

Directions:
Directions:
Heat oil in a deep sauce pot over medium heat and saute onions until translucent and caramelized, 20-25 minutes, stirring frequently.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
Remove from pan and set aside.

In the same pan, add lentils and increase heat to medium-high.
Toast lentils for 60 seconds then add 6 cups of water.
Bring pot to a boil then reduce heat to low and simmer until lentils are halfway cooked, about 15 minutes.

Add rice, salt and pepper to the pot and bring mixture to a boil.
Stir once, cover with lid, then reduce heat to low.
Cook until all liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes.

Fluff lentils and rice with a fork before serving with caramelized onions.

Serve Plain Yogurt or Lebanese Cucumber Laban if you wish.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hr 40 minutes

 

 

 

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