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Mediterranean Lentils And Rice Pilaf

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The Best Mujaddara Recipe, a Lentils and Rice Recipe.
  Brown lentils 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Long grain rice 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Onion 2 Cup (32 tbs), chopped
  Cumin 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Tablespoon
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Onions 3 Tablespoon, sauteed

In a 3 or 4 quart pot, turn the heat on medium heat and add the olive oil then the onions, cook for about 5-6 minutes until brown and caramelized. Add the rice and lentils and stir with the onions, add the 4 cups of water and stir. Add the salt, stir and then cover and let cook on medium/low heat for about 40 minutes, stir in between. After 40 minutes add the cumin and cook for another 15 minutes and add another cup of water if necessary, cook until lentils are no longer hard. Spread the mujaddara in a plate and top with caramelized brown sauted onions in butter. Serve with yogurt or salad.

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Recipe Summary

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Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes
Mediterranean Mujaddara
Would you like to make a simple lentil recipe that is absolutely healthy and delicious? Here is a video that shows a Mediterranean lentils and rice pilaf recipe popular all over the Middle East. The chef here presents the recipe in a simple way, updates about the nutritional aspects and gives great serving suggestions too!

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 468 Calories from Fat 88

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 10 g15.5%

Saturated Fat 1.3 g6.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 1473.8 mg61.4%

Total Carbohydrates 75 g25.1%

Dietary Fiber 20.6 g82.5%

Sugars 5.3 g

Protein 20 g40.2%

Vitamin A 2.4% Vitamin C 16.6%

Calcium 12.9% Iron 55.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Mediterranean Lentils And Rice Pilaf Recipe Video, Mediterranean Mujaddara