Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"Lentils are friendly - the Miss Congeniality of the bean world."
-Laurie Colwin

The refrigerator light goes on...

I had this dish at a Lebanese restaurant and it was delicious although a bit bland - just rice, lentils and spice. In researching this recipe I found out why: most of them have caramelized onion and pinenuts. It takes on a whole new flavor with those two simple ingredients.




Servings: 4 | Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups

Cooking Time: 60 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

This recipe makes great leftovers.

1 cup brown lentils
6 cups water (divided)
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 large onion (sliced)
2 Tbsp pine nuts
2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 cup jasmine rice
1/2 tsp salt

Mujadara recipe from Dr. Gourmet
Place 3 cups of water in a medium saucepan over high heat.

When the water is boiling, add the lentils, stir, and reduce the heat to a slow boil.

Cook the lentils for about 15 minutes until tender but not mushy. Drain and set aside.

Place the oil in a large skillet over high heat.

When the oil is hot, add the onions and cook, stirring almost continuously, until the onions begin to brown.

As the onions begin to brown, add the pinenuts. Adjust the heat to keep the onions from burning.

When the onions are browned, add the cumin, cinnamon, cayenne, rice, salt, and 3 cups of water.

Bring the water to a boil and reduce the heat until it is simmering.

Cook for about 15 minutes. Do not stir.

Watch carefully and when the water is gone, turn off the heat and add the lentils.

Toss gently until well blended and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 234 Calories from Fat 43
% Daily Value
Total Fat 4g 8%
    Saturated Fat <1g 2%
    Monounsaturated Fat 3g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 200mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
    Dietary Fiber 11g 38%
    Sugars 3g
Protein 10g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 5% Iron 21%
Vitamin K 5 mcg Potassium 438 mg
Magnesium 59 mg