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Whole Rice and Lentils (Majadara)

Rated as 4.45 out of 5 Stars
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"One of my 'Israeli' recipes that I've adapted for whole rice (that in my opinion needs more seasoning). Good as a whole meal or as a side dish. Freezes fairly well, too."
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Ingredients

1 h 5 m servings 207
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat olive oil in a pot over medium heat; cook and stir onion and garlic until onion has softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Add ginger and stir until fragrant, 1 minute. Add brown rice and stir to coat rice with oil.
  2. Stir lentils, cumin, salt, black pepper, and cinnamon into rice mixture; cover with water. Place lid on pot and simmer over low heat until lentils are tender and rice has absorbed the water, about 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 207 calories; 7.6 28.5 7.1 0 296 Full nutrition

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Needed a side dish to pair with our middle-eastern grilled chicken kebabs and wanted to use what we had on hand and found this. I really loved it but for my family,it was so-so because they're n...

Most helpful critical review

1cup rice 1cup lentils 2 1/2 cup water? After 30 min rice was crunchy added another half cup water and simmered for remaining 15 min still not tender added another half cup and continue to simm...

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Needed a side dish to pair with our middle-eastern grilled chicken kebabs and wanted to use what we had on hand and found this. I really loved it but for my family,it was so-so because they're n...

I have no idea what majadara is supposed to taste like. This is the first time I have ever had it, but this recipe is fabulous! I substituted the fresh garlic for 1/16 tsp garlic powder (becau...

1cup rice 1cup lentils 2 1/2 cup water? After 30 min rice was crunchy added another half cup water and simmered for remaining 15 min still not tender added another half cup and continue to simm...

I liked this dish. I added more spice to it however. I first tempered my spices by heating them in two tablespoons of oil. I didn't use cinnamon but I put in 3 small fresh curry leaves, 2-3 h...

I loved the flavor. I think the recipe assumed that the lentils were soaked, and thus full of water, because the 2.5 cups is only enough for the rice. With the adjustment, I'll make this again...

Turned out much better than I expected, even though I didn't have a full cup of lentils to add in. Chicken stock to replace the water adds some extra flavor. 2 of my 3 kids ate it up happily, ...

First time: I made without the lentils and half the amount of pepper and it tasted great! With the lentils next time. Second time: included the lentils and after 55+ minutes the lentils weren't...

I used 3 1/2 cups of liquid

I made mine with quinoa blend ( I didn't have brown rice) & garnished with sautéed green beans & carrots in garlic butter sauce. Best meal ever