- Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 444.4
- Total Fat: 15.2 g
- Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
- Sodium: 56.3 mg
- Total Carbs: 67.0 g
- Dietary Fiber: 13.9 g
- Protein: 13.2 g
Mujadara (Rice, Lentil & Caramelized Onion)Submitted by: MACCAT05
3 pounds white onions, sliced moderately thin
2 T. butter
2 T. vegetable oil
1.5 c brown or green lentils (not red lentils or french lentils!)
2 c. long grain white or brown rice (I prefer the brown for a bit more character)
1/4 t. ground cinammon
1/4 t. ground cumin
salt and pepper
flat leaf parsley for serving
2. Meanwhile, cook the rice and the lentils separately according to your usual method. The lentils need to be watched carefully. You don't want them still crunchy , but you definitely want to retain their shape. We aren't making lentil soup here. Some folks cook the rice and lentils together but I don't think that gives you enough control over the texture.
3. When everything is cooked, fold the rice, lentils, spices, half of the onions, and more salt and pepper together in a large bowl. Taste and adjust seasonings.
4. To serve, form a large mound, top with the remaining caramelized onions and chopped parsley, a grind of pepper and a few grains of sea salt. Pass a bowl of thick Greek yogurt to mix in as desired. It is really good at room temperature, and just gets better after a day in the refrigerator.
Number of Servings: 4
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MACCAT05.