Everyone knows how vast Arab cuisine is, and it is also remarkable how they use different animal proteins as the main base of their dishes. But there are also people who are vegetarians and can enjoy different recipes from Arab cuisine, such as the mudárdara.
Arabs are well known for being extremely healthy, so they consume many products known as “from the land”, such as beets, chickpeas, lentils, cassava, etc. They take advantage of all the products very well, and the lentil comes in as the star of the dish because it is very popular, and can be considered as a complete meal because it has several proteins and carbohydrates that will keep you satiated for a long time.
Without further ado, we are going to provide the mudárdara recipe below, and it is worth noting that you can see that all the ingredients are easily found on the market and the way to make it is very simple.
Ingredients for Mudárdara:
- 2 cups (heaping) lentils
- 2 large onions, sliced lengthwise
- 1 cup (tea) of olive oil
- 2 cups of rice (tea)
- 7 cups of tea
How to make Mudárdara:
Wash the lentils and put them in the water to cook. Fry the onions in the oil, over low heat, and stir until they are almost golden. Next, pour all the oil and half of the onion into the lentil pan. Season with salt and let everything cook. Meanwhile, pick and wash the rice. Soak it in very hot water. Strain the lentil. When cooked, add the rice and 5 cups of strained broth (2 1/2 cups of boiling water for each cup of rice). Mix the rice with the lentil and taste the broth. Let it cook over low heat, without stirring. Before all the water dries up, the rice must be cooked (loose, fluffy and more moist than Syrian rice). Serve warm, spreading half of the fried onion over the lentil.
Did you like this muárdara recipe? A complete vegetarian recipe that can please not only this audience, but can be consumed by all people who want to experience the flavors of the Mediterranean.
This recipe can be excellent for a meal for you to serve to your special guests, as it yields a lot and it is very interesting for you to share these unique moments.
You can also enjoy and make great accompaniments such as some types of salads and more refreshing sauces such as pepper and mint sauces, as this will add more acidity and make the dish even lighter.
Another interesting tip is that you can accompany this recipe with some typical Arab drinks that you can easily find in large markets or in places that sell food and drinks from the Middle East. After that, you can enjoy this amazing recipe and be surprised by the amazing and unique flavors that this recipe can offer you and your guests.
Now that you've learned how to make this delicious Murárdara, how about also knowing other very tasty and practical recipes that we have here on the blog My Recipes? We have many options for snacks, treats and other delicious delicacies to make your day better.