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Lebanese Lentils, Rice and Caramelized Onions (Mujadara)

A protein-packed side dish or vegetarian main, this humble dish of lentils and rice is topped with addictively delicious caramelized onions.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Lebanese
Keyword lentils and rice, mujadara
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 296kcal
Author Liz Della Croce

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 large onion thinly sliced
  • 1 3/4 cups lentils rinsed and sorted
  • 1 cup rice white par-boiled
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a deep sauce pot over medium heat and sauté onions until translucent and caramelized, 20-25 minutes, stirring frequently. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • In the same pan, add lentils and increase heat to medium-high. Toast lentils for 60 seconds then add 6 cups water. Bring pot to a boil then reduce heat to low and simmer until lentils are halfway cooked, about 15 minutes.
  • Add rice, salt and pepper to the pot and bring mixture to a boil. Stir once, cover with lid, then reduce heat to low. Cook until all liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes.
  • Fluff lentils and rice with a fork before serving with caramelized onions. Serve with plain yogurt or Lebanese Cucumber Laban if you wish.

Nutrition

Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 49.8g | Protein: 7.4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 926mg | Fiber: 6.1g | Sugar: 2.5g