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Lebanese Lentils, Rice and Caramelized Onions (Mujadara)

Vegetarian • Gluten free • 1.5 hrs to make • Serves 6


1 cup Brown or green lentils
3 Red onions, medium


1 Squeeze Lemon juice, fresh

Pasta & Grains

3/4 cup Basmati rice

Baking & Spices

1 (1-inch) cinnamon stick
1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper
1 Kosher salt
1/2 tsp Peppercorns, cracked black

Oils & Vinegars

1/2 cup Olive oil, extra-virgin

Nuts & Seeds

1/2 tsp Cumin, ground
1 tsp Cumin seeds
2 tbsp Pine nuts


1 Greek yogurt
  • Jo Dean

    Lebanese Lentils, Rice and Caramelized Onions (Mujadara) Recipe courtesy Aarti Sequeira Show: Aarti Party Episode: Humble But Hearty Both lentils and rice are great items for your food storage and both cook quickly. I love experimenting with spices and this recipe is a great taste treat as well as a lesson in interesting cooking techniques.

  • Karen Muri

    Lebanese lentils and rice with carmelized onions

  • Vicki Pollock

    First time making this type of food. Delicious! And hot (to me). Greek yogurt was a good suggestion. Lebanese Lentils, Rice and Caramelized Onions (Mujadara) Recipe : Aarti Sequeira : Food Network -

  • Lalainia Reynolds

    This a lebanese lentil and rice dish with caramelized onion. It's called Mujadara. It's one of my favorite recipes. LOVE IT

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