HEALTHY LIVING

Brown Rice Mujaddara

Preparation time: 30 mins 
Recipe and image by Nada E

•    1 cup brown lentils, washed and rinsed
•    1 cup brown rice
•    1 red onion, finely chopped
•    2 cloves garlic, minced
•    ½-1 tbsp cumin powder
•    Sea salt to taste
•    ½ tbsp olive oil
•    Spring onions or fried onions to garnish

PREPARATION

•    In a medium pot on moderate heat, sauté the onions and in olive oil for 3-5 minutes or until softened. Add the cumin and garlic and cook for an additional minute until fragrant
•    Add the rice, lentils and 4 cups of water. Bring to a boil then lower heat and cover, allowing to simmer and cook until all water is absorbed, about 20-25 minutes
•    Season with salt and additional cumin if desired. Do a quick taste test to ensure lentils and rice are cooked through. If needed, add another ½ cup of water and allow to cook until absorbed
•    Garnish with caramelised onions or fresh spring onions and serve