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Mujaddara Arabic Lentil Rice

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Adjust Servings:
1 cup lentils- dried and rinsed
2 cup water
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp cumin- grinded
1 tbsp garlic- powder
3/4 cup rice- rinsed
1 cup water
salt to taste
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 onion- sliced and chopped

Nutritional information

49.8 g
11.6 g
14.4 g
788 mg
110 mg

Mujaddara Arabic Lentil Rice

  • Veg
    • 40 mins
    • Serves 4
    • Easy



    On the lookout for a dish you can quickly rustle up in a hurry, and one that would be delicious as well? Yeah, Mujaddara is all that. It is an Arabic lentil rice that brings with it a really great taste that makes you look greedy wanting for more with every spoonful. It’s just really hard to resist a good meal like this lentil rice.

    Are you ready to work those arms? Oh wait, making this meal is not difficult in the least. You don’t need to go through much stress. That’s right, even the good things come easy. They do come easy.

    Health Benefits

    Rice is the major ingredient of this recipe and it is a rich source of carbohydrate. Carbohydrate provides the body with adequate energy to run its metabolism.

    Oil, another ingredient in the recipe, is a source of fat. Fat, among other things, helps to regularize the temperature of the body. This is necessary so as to keep the body system healthy and in good shape. Also, cumin is another ingredient that helps to boost the immune system of the body.

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    How to make

    • Add in a saucepan lentil, 2 tbsp water, salt, cumin, garlic powder, and heat for 5 minutes or until lentils become soft.
    • Add rice, olive oil, cover the pot and cook till rice is tender and soft.
    • Heat cooking oil in a saucepan and cook onion for 2 minutes till onion turns golden and crispy.
    • Spread the cooked onion on the rice mixture and serve at once


    Rice is grown by over 1 billion people around the world and half of this rice is eaten around just 8 miles where it is being grown.

    Leya Abbas

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