Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Mujaddara Recipe

Mujaddara also known mjaddara is a famous main dish in the Lebanese, Syrian, Jordanian and Palestinian cuisines. Mujaddara consists of cooked lentils together with rice, garnished with onions that have been sauteed in vegetable oil.

Cooked lentils are popular all over the Middle East and form the basis of many dishes. Mujaddara is a popular Levantine dish, and may be served on its own or with other vegetables and side dishes: it is equally good hot and cold. At one time it was regarded as a poor man's dish, but today it is considered a high protein, balanced healthy food by many Americans.

Let's try this mujaddara recipe, it's cheap, health, and tastes great.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of lentils
  • 1/2 cup of rice
  • 3/4 cup of oil
  • 3 big red onions (Chopped into wings)
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
Preparation
  1. Filter the lentils and clean very well.
  2. Put the lentils in a cooking pan and pour on water until covered.
  3. Cook them on a high fire until well done.
  4. From time to time uncover while cooking and take out the ones floating on the top.
  5. Clean the rice and pour over the cooked lentils.
  6. Cook over medium fire until the rice is well done.
  7. Add the Salt and Pepper
  8. Mix very well in one direction to avoid having them muddled.
  9. Fry the onions until they get a light brown color.
  10. Pour the Majaddara in the serving pan and cover with fried onions over the top.

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