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Mujaddara lentils and rice. Dirt cheap healthy food at its finest.


Lentils, rice, and onions. Middle Eastern comfort food with dirt cheap ingredients.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword one pot
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tara Buss


  • 3 T. olive oil
  • 1 large onion sliced thinly
  • 1 cup brown lentils
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup rice white or Jasmine
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin


  • Heat olive oil in a pot.
  • Brown sliced onions slowly over medium low heat. It can take anywhere from 10-30 minutes.
  • Remove half of the onions and set aside.
  • Add salt and cumin to the remaining onions and cook for a minute.
  • Add lentils and 2 cups water. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook covered for 10 minutes.
  • Add 2 more cups of water and rice. Bring back to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for 20 more minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice and lentils are tender.
  • Remove from heat, fluff with fork and reserved onions to the top.