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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 265.6
  • Total Fat: 14.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 6.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.5 g
  • Protein: 7.7 g

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M'jedra



Introduction

Pronounced ma-zhe-dra, this is a vegan Middle Eastern bulgur wheat, lentil and onion pilaf that is incredibly yummy! I first had it at a now (unfortunately) defunct Middle Eastern cafe and the full-blooded Syrian owner gave me the recipe before they closed, so this is as authentic as it gets! You can also use equal amounts of whole-grain brown rice instead of the bulgur, but I prefer the bulgur wheat. Pronounced ma-zhe-dra, this is a vegan Middle Eastern bulgur wheat, lentil and onion pilaf that is incredibly yummy! I first had it at a now (unfortunately) defunct Middle Eastern cafe and the full-blooded Syrian owner gave me the recipe before they closed, so this is as authentic as it gets! You can also use equal amounts of whole-grain brown rice instead of the bulgur, but I prefer the bulgur wheat.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    4 cups cooked bulgur (cooked according to package directions) or cooked brown rice
    2 cups cooked lentils (can use whatever type you prefer)
    2 cups onions, sliced in thin rings
    3 cloves garlic, finely diced
    8 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Directions

1.) Cook bulgur or rice and lentils according to their package directions until soft but NOT mushy.
2.) In large non-stick frying pan, cook onion slices and garlic in 4 tbsp of the olive oil over medium-high heat until onions are browned and slightly crispy.
3.) Add next 4 tbsp olive oil to pan, then add bulgur (or rice) and lentils and stir to mix well.
4.) Continue cooking over medium-high heat until warmed and bulgur/rice is slightly browned in spots.
5.) Serve and enjoy!

Makes about eight (8) 3/4 cup servings

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BETHPROVERBS31.






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