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Lentils and Rice with Fried Onions (Mujadarrah)
April 16, 2011

I have cooked this twice. The first time I did exactly as the recipe said, but my rice was undercooked. I ended up adding more water, and the consistency was that of risotto. The second time around, I used 3 cups of water + 2 chicken bouillons to cook the lentils, then I added the rice and added 2 more cups of water. It turned out perfect and consistency was great. Also, to caramelize onions, it takes MORE than 10 minutes to ensure you are not just cooking them, but caramelizing them. I cut the onions in rings and start cooking them as soon as I boil the lentils. You have to make sure the fire is very very very low. Your onions will caramelize beautifully and will have that perfect sweet taste. It takes about 30 minutes.