Mujaddara Recipe – Traditional Middle Eastern Rice

Mujaddara Recipe is a traditional Middle-Eastern rice dish in combination with lentils and the distinguishing element – the caramelised onions – this dish is also called the Medieval ‘poor man’s dish’ as it requires just a handful of simple ingredients.

A flavour packed dish of long grain basmati rice cooked along with caramelsied onions and boiled lentils, further enhanced by serving it with a garnish of fresh parsley, some crunch with the pine nuts and zing in the form of freshly squeezed lemon juice. 

Mujaddara Recipe can also be made with cracked wheat or bulgar wheat instead of long grain rice. 

Serve Mujaddara along with Fattoush With Za’atar, Sumac and Pomegranate Molasses and spiced yogurt or Grilled Aubergines with Tzatziki for a weeknight dinner.

Other recipes that you can try are:

  1. Spinach Rice Recipe
  2. Chinese Vegetable Fried Rice
  3. Smoked Vegetarian Spanish Rice Recipe