Monday, April 16, 2007

Majaddara


Mujaddara

1 large onion, cut into thin strips
3 tablespoons vegetable olive oil
1/2 cup lentils, washed and soaked for 30 minutes
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 cups water
1 1/2 cups Basmati rice


Fry the onions in oil until tender. Remove the onions and spread on a plate covered with paper towels to absorb the extra oil.

To the oil, add the lentils, salt, 3 tablespoons olive oil and water. Bring to a boil with occasional stirring.

Add the rice, bring back to a boil and let boil until most of the water is absorbed.

Reduce the heat to low and let simmer 15 - 20 minutes or until rice and lentils are tender. Add more water if needed.

To serve, spoon rice mixture onto a large platter then sprinkle the fried onions on top of the rice. Sprinkle with a dash of salt.


Makes 4 to 6 servings

4 comments:

  1. Mmmmmm, this sounds yummy, and I will have to try it. Can you please tell what type of lentils you used? Are they pye lentils? Thanks

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  2. that look really good. I love lentils and basmati rice so it would be a winner here as well.

    I'll make it soon as a side dish.

    As usual you make it all look incredibly appetizing. I'm off to make some lunch. My mouth is watering.

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  3. Thanks for the recipe, we're having this for dinner real soon!

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  4. This is one of my favorite dishes! I am half Arabic and this is one of my family's "heritage" foods. Although, in our family recipe we use 3 times as many lentils as rice -- the other way around from yours. I wonder why that is?

    I'm really enjoying your lovely blog!

    Love, Wardeh

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