Mujadara with green lentils


Mujadara is a Middle Eastern dish of rice and Mr Organic lentils mixed with lots of golden, deeply caramelised onions. It makes a satisfying meal served with some vegetables and plenty of creamy plain yoghurt.

First published in 2023






Heat a dash of oil in a large saucepan and add the onions along with a pinch of salt. Cook the onions over a medium heat - a higher heat than if you were slowly caramelising them - as you want them to take on quite a bit of colour. Cook them, stirring very regularly, until they are deep golden brown - around 20 minutes


Cook the rice by adding a small chunk of butter to a saucepan and softening the garlic for a couple of minutes over a medium heat. Add the ground cumin and bay leaves and stir into the garlic butter. Add the rice and stock, stir to combine then bring to a boil and reduce to a very gentle simmer. Put a lid on and cook for 10 minutes, then turn off the heat


Warm the lentils through in a saucepan and stir through the rice once cooked. Stir some of onions through the rice and lentils and then scatter the rest on top


Serve the mujadara topped with some mint leaves, and a dollop of yoghurt on the side

First published in 2023

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