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Mujadara (Lentils and Rice).

Simple, delicious, and healthy, this Lebanese lentil and rice dish is perfect for weeknight dinners.
Course Entree
Cuisine gluten free, Middle Eastern, vegan.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 246 kcal
Author Kelly Roenicke


  • 1 cup green lentils
  • 3 -5 cups vegetable broth
  • 3/4 cup long grain white rice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 large onions sliced very thin - I used one white and one red
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/3 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg


  1. Cook the rice according to package directions,
  2. Pick over and rinse the lentils, then place in a pot with 3 cups of vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium low and cook until lentils are tender, about 30-35 minutes. Add more broth if the lentils start to dry out.
  3. While the lentils and the rice are cooking, cook the onions. Place the onions and two tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet and cook over medium high heat. Stir often, and if they start to brown too quickly, reduce heat to medium. Cook until the onions are all browned and some of them are crisp. This could take about 40 minutes.
  4. Once everything is cooked, add the rice and lentils to the onion skillet. Season with the sea salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Stir well and serve right away.
Nutrition Facts
Mujadara (Lentils and Rice).
Amount Per Serving
Calories 246 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Sodium 392mg17%
Potassium 366mg10%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.