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传统的小扁豆Mujadra |Lentils & Rice

I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.甘地

First of all, I can honestly say I’ve never met a bowl of lentils and rice I didn’t like. Last year, I spent quite a bit of time thinking of new creative ways to cook rice and lentils together, which culminated in这顿美味的饭这是博客上很受欢迎的(即使只是为了美味的酱汁)。

But I can honestly say this recipe may just be the best reason to keep rice stocked in the house, something I’ve tried in vain to avoid these past few years given it’s all but impossible to source it locally. But even I’ve got to admit I still love a warm bowl of rice – white or brown, it’s soft comforting texture is sometimes just the ticket for a hungry belly. The family definitely loves it too, so it’s always in our pantry in several forms, though it certainly gets a lot less play in the house these days. This traditional Lebanese lentil and rice dish was shared with us at谷物在这里by our friendThe Dallah, one of the many talented Vancouverites we’ve met and collaborated with this year. Dallah created 3 amazing recipes for us this spring, and we recently published this as the last of the series on ourJournal. Dallah’s recipes are extensions of who he is, a Lebanese born talent who’s recipes bring us to far away places, almost like we are there with him as he grew up. With a few simple steps and ingredients you’ll already have on hand, there’s something really special about his food. I recommend visitinghis sitefor more of his special recipes and beautiful pictures, and if you’re lucky enough to live in Vancouver, follow him onInstagramto see if you can catch one of his pop-up food events. I recently served this Mujadra to my family on a cold winter night, loaded with tahini lemon sauce and some good TV. It was so good I had to share it with you all.

传统的小扁豆Mujadra |Lentils & Rice
传统的小扁豆Mujadra |Lentils & Rice
My first intro to Mujadra (or Moudardara as it is known in Lebanon and other regions), was at Vancouver restaurantNuba, and I’ve also known a friend or two who’s made it for dinner parties. It is a traditional Lebanese dish deep in flavour from rich caramelized onions (and lots of them too!), so this is definitely not for those who are sensitive. The cooking is straight forward, and the end results are incredibly satisfying – this recipe is perfect as is and required not one bit of modification. If you can, I recommend using our谷物的小扁豆, as they’ll stay firm and cook up big and beautiful. A perfect compliment to white rice and all the fixings.

传统的小扁豆Mujadra |Lentils & Rice
传统的小扁豆Mujadra |Lentils & Rice

达拉建议a薄荷黄瓜酸奶for this dish, and I’ve had it both ways, they are both so delicious I recommend trying them all! For more of Dallah’s GRAIN-based recipes visit our site, where you can find hisChickpea Fatteh, 和他的Date & Nut Wheat Berry Cereal. While you’re there, sign up for our newsletter, so you’ll never miss a recipe

传统的小扁豆Mujadra |Lentils & Rice
传统的小扁豆Mujadra |Lentils & Rice
传统的小扁豆Mujadra |小扁豆和大米:

1 cupGRAIN Laird lentilsor any large green lentil
1 large red onion
1 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 1/4茶匙盐
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup vegetable oil, divided


1 pint grape tomatoes, half sliced the other half whole
1 English cucumber, washed and chopped
Tahini Lemon Sauce
Fresh Italian Parsley, minced


While the lentils are cooking, put the 1/4 cup vegetable oil and 1/4 cup olive oil in another deep saucepan (I love myStaub Braiser为此),放在中高。一旦油热,炒洋葱直至变嫩,几乎焦糖。扁豆完成后,从热量上取出并排干。用煮熟的洋葱将扁豆转移到锅中。加入米饭,香料,搅拌均匀。加入1杯和1/2杯水,煮沸,盖上盖子并在低火上煮15分钟。

In a new pan, add the last 1/4 cup of vegetable oil and fry the red onions in the same way, except this time cook them until completely caramelized and crisp.Once the lentils and rice are done, remove from heat, quickly open and cover the pan with a clean kitchen towel and then cover with lid. It will allow the rice to continue to steam while removing any condensation that would make the mixture feel wet. Set aside for 10 minutes. Open and use a fork or wooden spoon to stir and fluff.


传统的小扁豆Mujadra |Lentils & Rice
传统的小扁豆Mujadra |Lentils & Rice

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