Mujadara 鈥 Lebanese lentils and rice 馃馃

Mujadara - are Lebanese lentils with rice and caramelized onions. A vegan recipe from Middle Eastern cuisine. With vegan thahini yoghurt dip.

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Mujadara Recipe - Lebanese Lentil Rice

Mujadara - Lebanese Lentil Rice - a healthy bowl full of energy!

The base for Mujadara - Lebanese Lentil Rice consists of lentils and rice flavored with Moroccan spices. All topped with caramelized shallots. In addition, cool, crunchy and raw vegetables in summer. But only perfect with a delicious sauce such as vegan tahini dip, natural yoghurt or tzatziki. It's not all Moroccan, but these dips are perfect accompaniments to mujadara.

Mujadara Recipe - Lebanese Lentil Rice

Mujadara Recipe - Lebanese Lentil Rice

Seasonal accompaniments to mujadara

In summer, serve mujadara with fresh and crunchy vegetables from your garden as seasonal vegetables. Our plate last week came with colorful cocktail tomatoes, creamy avocados, cool cucumber, fresh herbs and mint. I sprinkled pine nuts on top, but you can omit that or substitute other toasted nuts or grains. Some crunchy texture is good in this vegan dish. As a dip, I seasoned soy yoghurt with some tahini, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Super refreshing in this weather.

In the cooler months, you can enjoy oven-cooked winter vegetables such as cauliflower, carrots, parsnips, etc. or even roasted pumpkin with mujadara.


This mujadara recipe can be prepared quickly and easily in a pot or in a pressure cooker. We immediately cooked some more and kept in the fridge for dinner two days later. To our surprise, our son (8) also devoured this delicious lentil rice. 馃し

The basic recipe is simple, delicious and quick. Any seasonal vegetables can do, whatever you prefer. Fresh, cooling tomatoes in summer or roasted root vegetables in winter.

Mujadara Recipe - Lebanese Lentil Rice

Mujadara Recipe - Lebanese Lentil Rice

Caramelized shallots

The caramelized shallots on the mujadara are a must-don't skip them.

Mujadara Recipe - Lebanese Lentil Rice

Mujadara recipe

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Mujadara Recipe - Lebanese Lentil Rice

Mujadara - Lebanese Lentil Rice

Mujadara - are Lebanese lentils with rice and caramelized onions. A vegan recipe from Middle Eastern cuisine. With vegan thahini yoghurt dip.
5 from 3 votes
prep time 10 Min.
cook time 35 Min.
Judgment ayurveda, side dish, main course
Country & Region Arabia, Lebanon
portions 4 portions
Calories 428 kcal


Pressure cooker *
cutting board*



optional side dishes:

  • tomatoes
  • Avocado
  • cress
  • cucumber
  • Seeds
  • Tahini yogurt vegan
  • ...


  • Check the cooking times stated on the rice and lentil packaging. Decide in which order you need to cook these two ingredients so that they are cooked at the same time by the end. I use brown rice and lentils, which both need to cook for about 30 minutes.
  • Peel and slice shallots.
  • Peel garlic and chop it roughly.
  • Fry shallots in a saucepan with hot oil for about 5 to 6 minutes. They should then be soft and lightly caramelized.
  • Remove half of the shallots and set aside, for the topping also with the finished lentil rice.
  • Now add the chopped garlic to the shallots in the saucepan and fry for about 1 to 2 minutes until it smells fragrant.
  • Now add all the spices to the pot and let them roast briefly until they start to smell. Now add lemon peel and 750 ml of water to the pot.
  • Put the rice and lentils (observing the cooking times) in the saucepan. Put the lid on and cook over low heat according to the package instructions until the rice and lentils are soft. Add more water if needed.
  • In the meantime, prepare any favorite side dishes.
  • For example, I had: avocados, colorful cherry tomatoes, spring onions, cucumbers, fresh lamb's lettuce, fig and a vegan tahini dip (soy yogurt with tahini, a splash of lemon juice, salt and pepper). With roasted pine nuts, fresh cress, parsley and mint.
  • To serve, put the mujadara on plates and put the caramelized shallots on top. Arrange your selection of salads or vegetables, including a dip, all around.


Tip: If you use white basmati rice, the cooking time will be shorter and you will have to reduce the amount of water.
You can prepare mujadara in advance and use chilled as a healthy base for lunch during the week.
In autumn and winter you can replace the fresh vegetables or the salad with roasted winter or root vegetables.

Nutrition label

Serving: 1Port.Calories: 428kcalcarbohydrates: 62gProtein: 14gFat: 14.5g
keyword Ayurveda, lentils, rice, vegan cooking
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