Lentils with rice (Mujaddara)

    1 hour 10 min

    This is a Lebanese recipe for tasty lentils and rice. You can make it with brown or white rice. Although I usually prefer white rice in other dishes, brown rice tastes particularly nice in this recipe.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 4 onions
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 100g brown rice
    • 100g lentils
    • 750ml water
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
    • Freshly ground black pepper

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Chop 1 onion finely. 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. 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 pot. If necessary, add a little bit bit more.
    3. In the meantime, cut the remaining onions into thin rings and fry in 2 tablespoons of olive oil for 15 minutes until golden brown.
    4. Remove the finished Mujaddara 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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