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Lebanese Mujaddara

Delicious vegan Lebanese dish (best served with some lemon juice, olive oil and bread)
5 from 2 votes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Lebanese
Servings 4 People


  • Hand Blender


  • 2 cups Broad Green Lentils (washed)
  • 2 large Onions cut in half
  • 6 cups Water
  • 1/3 cup Egyptian rice (washed) Italian rice works as well
  • 1/2 cup Olive oil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1.5 tsp Cumin


  • From the 1/2 cup of olive oil take 2tbsp and heat them in a large pot
  • Add the onions and fry around until they get some color (2 mins)
  • Add the lentils, and fry around for another 2-3 mins. Cover with water and close the pot lid. Cook for 20-25 mins until the lentils are tender and cooked thru
  • Add the rice, cumin, olive oil, and salt
  • Turn the heat on low and cook for an additional 10 mins, uncovered. Make sure to stir every few minutes so it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan
  • Turn the heat off, and using a hand blender, blend all until smooth
  • Once rice cooks thru and the mujaddara gets thick turn the heat off and put in plates. Allow to cool
  • Serve with a cabbage salad