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Mujadara (Lentils with Rice)
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This simple recipe is a variation on the lentil and bulgur version. It makes a great side dish that's filling and is much more interesting than rice alone.

Serves: 4-6

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Sephardic Parve Side Dish

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2 cups cold water
1/2 tsp. salt (adjust to taste)
1 cup rice
2 cups brown lentils
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. cumin
2 tbl. olive oil
1 onion, sliced thin


  1. Bring 2 cups salted water to boil, then add rice, lentils, pepper and cumin.
  2. Lower heat and simmer for 35 minutes until rice is cooked. Add water as required.
  3. While lentils and rice are simmering, drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil over onions then roast in oven at 400F until well done (about 25 minutes). Alternately, grill onions on an outdoor grill. Set aside.
  4. Serve on rice and lentils on a platter drizzled with remaining olive oil. Top with grilled onions.

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