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Brown rice mujaddara
A take on the popular Middle Eastern dish mujaddara, made with brown rice, lentils and onions.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
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
1. Heat olive oil in a medium pot over medium-low heat, saute onion for 8-10 minutes.
2. Add garlic, cumin and cinnamon. Cook another minute. Add brown rice and lentils, cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
3. 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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