Lebanese Mujadara Recipe combines lentils with rice for a perfect protein meal. Seasoned with Middle Eastern flavors and topped with crispy fried onions makes for a truly irresistible dish.

Lebanese Mujadara Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 318kcal
Author: Edyta
Lebanese Mujadara Recipe combines lentils with rice for a perfectly balanced protein dish. Seasoned with Middle Eastern flavors and topped with crispy fried onions, makes this a truly irresistible meal.
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup lentils brown, red or green
  • 1 cup rice long grain
  • 4 onions 2 sliced, 2 chopped
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoon oil cooking
  • 1 tablespoon parsley Italian, chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Rinse the lentils and add to the boiling water for about 15 minutes until they are tender; drain;
  • In a heavy pan heat up olive oil, add chopped onions and cook until translucent, 3-4 minutes;
  • Add cumin and coriander, mix well;
  • Add rice and lentils and coat with onion & spice mixture;
  • Add cold water to cover the grains, season with salt and pepper; 
  • Cook for about 15 minutes until the water is absorbed and rice and lentils are soft;
  • In the meantime heat up cooking oil, add sliced onion and fry until golden brown and crispy; take out of the pan and dry on paper towel;
  • Once rice and lentils are cooked, turn off the heat, add cinnamon, cover and let stand for 10 minutes;
  • Place the rice and lentils on a serving dish, top with fried onions and parsley; serve immediately.

Notes

You can sprinkle the rice with lemon juice and/or extra virgin olive oil.
Nutrition Facts
Lebanese Mujadara Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 318 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Sodium 7mg0%
Potassium 448mg13%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 11g46%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 70IU1%
Vitamin C 7.8mg9%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 448mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 7.8mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 3mg