Mujadara [GF, V]

A quick and easy meal that’s a favorite at picnics!

Mujadara is an easy, simple, and delicious meal to make for family. My family favorite dish when we go on a picnic is Mujadara with a side of simple chopped salad and green olives. A quick and easy meal for the entire family!


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Mujadara [GF, V]
A quick and easy meal that's a favorite at picnics!
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  1. 1 cup brown lentils
  2. 1 cup long grain rice
  3. 2 cups short grain rice
  4. 2 medium sized onions
  5. 1 tbsp salt
  6. 1 tsp cumin
  7. 1 tsp garlic powder
  8. 1 tsp sumac
  9. ½ cup corn oil to sauté onion
  10. ¼ cup corn oil to sizzle the Mujadara
  11. 5 cups of water
  1. Soak rice in cold water with a pinch of salt
  2. Boil water in a pot
  3. Add salt, cumin, garlic powder
  4. Wash the brown lentils
  5. Add brown lentils to boiling water
  6. Slice onions
  7. While lentils are cooking, sauté onions in ½ cup of vegetable oil
  8. When onion reach a golden, brown color (become caramelized) add sumac and remove from heat
  9. Test lentils, if they are half cooked, wash the rice thoroughly and add it to the lentils
  10. Make sure the water covers the lentils and rice
  11. Mix the rice and lentils.
  12. After the water boils, lower the heat to low
  13. Rice and lentils (Mujadara) will be coked between 15-20 minutes
  14. Heat ¼ cup of oil in a pan and then pour over the Mujadara
  15. Add the caramelized onions to the Mujadara and mix all together
  16. Serve and enjoy!*
  1. * Traditionally, Mujadara is served with a simple chopped salad. You can also have plain yogurt, olives, radishes, and/or pickles on the side.
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