Louisa Cle­ments

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A take on the pop­u­lar Mid­dle Eastern dish mu­jad­dara, made with brown rice, lentils and onions.

Prep: 10 min­utes Cook: 1 hour Serves: 4

• 2 Tbsp olive oil

• 1 large onion

• sliced 2 cloves gar­lic, minced • 1 tsp cumin

• 1/4 tsp cin­na­mon

• 1 cup brown rice

• 1 cup green lentils

• 1/2 tsp salt

• 3 1/4 cups wa­ter

Heat olive oil in a medium pot over medium-low heat, saute onion for 8-10 min­utes. Add gar­lic, cumin and cin­na­mon. Cook an­other minute.

Add brown rice and lentils, cook for 2 min­utes, stir­ring fre­quently. Add salt and 3 1/4 cups wa­ter. Bring to a boil, cover and re­duce heat to a sim­mer and cook for 40-45 min­utes or un­til rice and lentils are fully cooked and wa­ter has been ab­sorbed.

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