Lentils with Rice and Caramelised Onions

Preparation info

  • Serves

    4–6

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Spirit & Spice

By Ghillie Basan

Published 2019

  • About

The medieval Arabic name for this dish of rice and lentils is ‘mujaddara’ (also known as ‘mudardara’) meaning ‘smallpox’, as the lentils dotted through the rice look like the pockmarks on a face. Definition aside, for many people in the Middle East, this is comfort food and there are many variations of it. It is delicious and goes with so many things, including whisky, as the caramelised onions lend toffee notes and the biting texture and nutty notes of the lentils and rice is screaming for