Skip to main content New<> this month
Get the Allrecipes magazine

Mujadarra (Lentils with Rice)

Rated as 4.62 out of 5 Stars
8

"I was introduced to this Middle Eastern dish by one of my best friends, who is Palestinian. His mother made this once a week at her deli and after trying it once I had a standing order to save me a plate every week. This is so healthy and delicious, and it's so simple to make. After she retired and closed her deli I had to search through several recipes and make my adjustments to get it to my liking. It has become a staple in my home."
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.

Ingredients

45 m servings 350
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

{{model.addEditText}} Print
  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water; add lentils and bring to a rolling boil. Cook until slightly tender, about 10 minutes. Add grated carrots; cook until slightly softened, about 10 minutes. Drain lentils and carrots.
  2. Heat olive oil in the same pot over medium heat; add onions and garlic. Cook and stir until onions wilt and become transparent, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in lentils and carrots and reduce heat to medium-low. Add enough water to the pot to keep the lentil mixture from drying out.
  3. Sprinkle cumin, cayenne, curry powder, salt, and pepper over lentils; stir until heated through and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Serve over rice.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Substitute cooked white rice for the brown rice if preferred.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 350 calories; 6.6 57.2 16 0 22 Full nutrition

Explore more

Reviews

Read all reviews 8
  1. 8 Ratings

  2.  
    Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars
  3.  
    Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars
  4.  
    Rated as 3 out of 5 Stars
  5.  
    Rated as 2 out of 5 Stars
  6.  
    Rated as 1 out of 5 Stars
Most helpful positive review

This is tasty. I made a few minor tweaks. I had a 16 oz bag of French lentils so adjusted volumes accordingly. I added the spices to the onions and cooked till fragrant and added the garlic ...

Most helpful critical review

I made it without the rice. It was good, but I didn't care for the texture of the lentils.

Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive
Newest

This is tasty. I made a few minor tweaks. I had a 16 oz bag of French lentils so adjusted volumes accordingly. I added the spices to the onions and cooked till fragrant and added the garlic ...

My first time making lentils. Easy, quick and delicious.

Delicious and even easier and better with brown rice! I made this with brown basmati rice, which makes the cooking simpler because the brown rice cooks as long and at the same time as the lenti...

I used celery b/c I needed to use it, and raisins b/c . Both were quite good in this recipe.

I made it without the rice. It was good, but I didn't care for the texture of the lentils.

This was delicious! I made it just as the recipe stated, and then followed the advice of another reviewer and added a tablespoon of lemon juice at the end. I happened to be watching a cooking ...

I cooked the onions, garlic for a few minutes and then added the spices in with them before I added the lentils and carrot mixture. Also, I didn't have any cayenne pepper so I just used ground b...

Lentils are so good for you and this is a great way to make them! I will make this again. I like to shave a little Parmesan on top too.