Today is no meat or chicken day….I made mujaddara..
..It’s a traditional middle eastern dish…made from lentils and rice or burghul.
it’s served with basic old fashion salad…which means it contains onions, tomatoes, dried mint.lemon juice.salt and a drizzle of olive oil.
Recipe for Mujaddara:
1 cup brown lentil.
1 cup rice or coarse burghul.
1 cube chicken stock.
1 or 2 large onions
Boil the lentils in water with 1 small spoon cumin powder till tender.
Wash the rice or burghul add them to the lentils, with the maggi cube, 1tsp of each,, salt, black pepper, mixed spices…and 2 large spoons olive oil.
Add water to the mixture ( almost 2 and 1/4 cup)…let it boil then lower the heat till rice is cooked.
Chopp the onions to thin slices and fry in olive oil till crispy…and serve them with the mujaddara…
This is a very nutritious dish,, a good source of protein and iron.
Some people love to eat it with yoghurt as well.
And the evening is completed with simple strawberry cake with syrup and minted tea at our lovely friend Ruba’s house.