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Moujadara with Rice

Serves 4

  • 1 cup lentils rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cup rice
  • 3 - 3 1/2 cup water
  • 4 onions sliced
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp mixed spices
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • Salt & pepper
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** Important **

The mixed spices used here are the traditional '7 spices' you can buy off the shelf.

Put lentils in a deep pan, add water & bring to the boil for a few seconds. Then simmer for 20 minutes, add salt, pepper, cumin, rice. Keep simmering and covered for 20 more minutes. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a separate pan. Fry the onions till dark brown, remove the onions with a slotted spoon and put aside. Add the used oil to the lentil mixture, stir gently and cook for 5 more minutes. Empty into a bib dish, cover with the fried onions. Serve hot or cold with salad or yogurt .

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