Recipe Friday: Mujaddara

Since I have crazy heartburn that is brought on by things as mild as toast or oatmeal, I felt that I probably should avoid the sloppy lentils we planned to make today (with tomatoes and peppers – ouch!). Still craving lentils, I decided to go with the tamer, yet still delicious, mujaddara.

Mujaddara is a traditional Lebanese dish made with lentils, caramelized onions, and rice. And gomasio. That’s it! It’s so simple, satisfying, and healthy.


  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 1/2 cup onion, sliced
  • 1 cup lentils
  • herbs and spices, to taste

1. Cook the rice according to directions. (I prefer brown rice, but white rice is quicker.)

2. Meanwhile, caramelize the onions in a deep skillet. Add the lentils and stir to warm them. Add 2 cups of water and cook on medium low until the water is absorbed, about 45 minutes.

3. Combine rice and lentils. Add herbs and spices or raisins and a healthy sprinkling of gomasio. Traditionally, mujaddara can be made with cumin, coriander, mint, or cinnamon. You could also use bulgur instead of rice.

We found the recipe in Vegan Lunchbox Around the World, but the recipe above is heavily modified and is the one we enjoyed for dinner this week.

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