On a budget? Not only is mujadara amazingly flavorful, it’s also very inexpensive to make. Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of the dish. Each bite is filled with enough oomph to make your taste buds very happy.
This recipe was created by Jewish Veg supporter Emily Levenson. You can find other delicious recipes at Emily's Website,


Prep time
10 minutes
Cooking time
45 minutes
Total time
55 minutes


1 cup
1 1⁄4 cup
brown basmati rice
4 cups
vegetable broth
1⁄2 teaspoon
black pepper
1 teaspoon
1⁄4 cup
olive oil
large onions (sliced in 1/2 inch slivers)


Saute onions with olive oil, stirring occasionally, until golden brown. Reserve 4 tbs (or more) for garnish.

While onions are caramelizing, throw lentils in a pot with 4 cups of broth. Bring to a boil, reduce to medium heat, cover, and cook for about 40 minutes, or until lentils are tender and most liquid is absorbed.

While the lentils are cooking, cook the rice in a separate pot.

Once lentils are finished cooking, add in cooked rice, caramelized onions, cumin, salt, and pepper. Mix well.

Garnish with remaining onions.

Just like that, you're done!


Mujadara goes particularly well with a crisp green salad.

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