Majadra – rice with brown lentils


  • 3/4 cup brown lentils
  • 2 cups thinly sliced onions
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter


  1. Combine the lentils with 1 cup of water in a large saucepan over medium heat. Bring to boil, reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered for 10-15 minutes until the lentils are slightly firm.
  2. In a large skillet, saute the onions in the vegetable oil over small heat for 30 minutes until thoroughly caramelized.
  3. When lentils are ready, add the rice, salt and the third of the onions into the saucepan. Bring to boil, then simmer for 30 minutes, covered, on a very low heat.
  4. Add the butter to the rice and simmer for 10 more minutes. Before serving top the majadra with the remaining onions and their oil.
Prep Time: 1 min Cook Time: 1 h 30 min Ready in: 1 h 31 min

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About notimeforcooking

Full-time job, studies, travel - no time for cooking left ! But still have to feed my better half and two kids. And preferably with no junk and take-out food.
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