Lentil and Bulgur Pilaf with Caramelized onion -Mujadarra-
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Easy and delicious lentil pilaf
Recipe type: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Serves: 6
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound brown lentils
  • 1½ cups coarse bulgur #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.
Recipe by Sanaa Cooks at http://sanaacooks.com/2016/04/lentil-and-bulgur-pilaf-with-caramelized-onion-mujadarra/