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Brown rice mujaddara in bowls with parsley on top

Brown Rice Mujaddara

Author: Louisa Clements
5 from 4 votes
A take on the popular Middle Eastern dish mujaddara, this recipe is made with brown rice, lentils and onions and served with yogurt. 
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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes
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Servings: 6


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1 cup dried green lentils, rinsed
  • ½ tsp salt


  • 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 ¼ cups water.
  • Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 40-45 minutes.
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