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Whole Rice and Lentils (Majadara) Recipe
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Whole Rice and Lentils (Majadara)

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"One of my 'Israeli' recipes that I've adapted for whole rice (that in my opinion needs more seasoning). Good as a whole meal or as a side dish. Freezes fairly well, too."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a pot over medium heat; cook and stir onion and garlic until onion has softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Add ginger and stir until fragrant, 1 minute. Add brown rice and stir to coat rice with oil.
  2. Stir lentils, cumin, salt, black pepper, and cinnamon into rice mixture; cover with water. Place lid on pot and simmer over low heat until lentils are tender and rice has absorbed the water, about 45 minutes.
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  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 50 mins
  • READY IN 1 hr 5 mins
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Jul 10, 2012

Needed a side dish to pair with our middle-eastern grilled chicken kebabs and wanted to use what we had on hand and found this. I really loved it but for my family,it was so-so because they're not much of a brown rice lover. Made little changes such as using tri-colored lentils (green, brown, & yellow) and chicken broth instead of water.

 
Jul 09, 2012

I have no idea what majadara is supposed to taste like. This is the first time I have ever had it, but this recipe is fabulous! I substituted the fresh garlic for 1/16 tsp garlic powder (because that's what I had around the house). I think this will become one of our staples. YUMMY! Thank you for sharing!

 

6 Ratings

Jan 24, 2013

Turned out much better than I expected, even though I didn't have a full cup of lentils to add in. Chicken stock to replace the water adds some extra flavor. 2 of my 3 kids ate it up happily, so I count that a success!

 
Aug 19, 2012

First time: I made without the lentils and half the amount of pepper and it tasted great! With the lentils next time. Second time: included the lentils and after 55+ minutes the lentils weren't cooked :( going to need to try over 65 minutes next time. The overall taste is very promising.

 
Feb 08, 2014

This is so yummy! The touch of cinnamon makes it sweet and exotic. Next time I'd reduce the pepper since my son doesn't like anything spicy. My husband suggested diced tomatoes too, since it was a little dry. (I think he's just used to Spanish rice.) :-)

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 207 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.5 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 7.6 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 6.3 g
  • 25%
  • Protein
  • 7.1 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 296 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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