Make Mujadarra Lentil and Bulgur Pilaf for Easy and Healthy Source of Protein

IMG_1666Friday was laundry day at my mom’s and that meant we are having Mujadarra for dinner.  This dish is easy to make, requires few steps, and most important tastes great.  A lot of children grew up eating this dish.  Lentil and bulgur together give you cheap source of good complete protein.  Give this dish a try, make a lot of caramelized onion, and I guarantee you it will become a favorite in your home.WHERE CAN YOU FIND HEALTHY SOURCE OF GOOD PROTEIN FOR LESS THAT $ 5.00

Make Mujadarra Lentil and Bulgur Pilaf for Easy and Healthy Source of Protein
Recipe Type: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Author: Sanaa
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Serves: 4
This easy and simple vegan main dish made with 4 ingredients, cost less than $5 and yet it tastes great, very healthy and high it protein.
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 medium onion, sliced into silvers
  • 1 pound brown lentil
  • 1 1/2 cups coarse bulgur or #3
  • salt to taste
  1. Heat the olive oil in a heavy pot. Season the onions with dash of salt and drop them gently into the hot oil. Stir and cook the onion until crispy brown. Remove the onions from the frying pan and set aside. Remove the pot from the heat and allow the oil to cool.
  2. Wash the lentils and drop them into the oil, pour 8 cups of water and salt. Place the pot back on the stove and bring to a boil. Cook until the lentil are cooked but not mushy. Make sure you have about 3 cups of cooking water remain after boiling the lentils.
  3. Add the bulgur, stir and bring back to a boil. Taste the water and adjust the seasoning, and then cover and cook over low heat for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat but leave the pot covered for 20 minutes.
  4. Remove the lid and spoon the pilaf into shallow serving platter. Spread the caramelized onion over the pilaf and serve.