Vegetarian Lentil Delight (Mujaddara) Print
In the Bible, Esau sold his birthright to his twin brother Jacob for a bowl of pottage, believed to be Mujaddara.

1 cup lentils, rinsed
5 cups water
1/4 cup rice, rinsed
4 Tbsp butter
3 medium onions, chopped
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp chili powder

Place lentils and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover and cook over medium heat for 15 minutes or until lentils are half cooked. Add rice and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to low and cook for another 20 minutes or until both lentils and rice are tender but still intact and slightly firm, adding more water if necessary.
In the meantime, melt butter in a frying pan and saute onions until they turn golden brown.
Stir into the frying pan the remaining ingredients. Then add into the saucepan, stir and cook for a further 3 minutes. Serve hot.
Serves 5.
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