One Pot Lentil and Rice Recipe Inspired by Lebanese Mujadara 🇱🇧 Easy Plant-Based Recipes for Vegans
➡️ When you come back, you’ll have one of the crucial ingredients for a vegan rice recipe that is rich in flavor owing to the inspiration of an old-world favorite dish from the Middle East. Next, you can prepare the sweet and fragrant basmati rice, herbs, and spices!
I hope you enjoy this modern instance of a centuries-old dish!
💬 How long have you been on a vegan diet/plant-based? Let me know how it’s going in the comments below
▶️ RECIPE INGREDIENTS: (4 to 5 servings)
1 Cup / 200g BROWN LENTILS ONLY (washed and soaked in water for at least 4 to 6 hours (or overnight) until the lentils are very tender)
1 Cup /200g BASMATI Rice (thoroughly washed/soaked in water for 20 minutes)
3 Cup / 400g Chopped Onions – 2 medium size onions (430g with skin on)
1 Tablespoon ginger (very finely chopped)
1 Tablespoon garlic (very finely chopped)
3/4 Cup Strained Tomatoes / Passata / Tomato Puree
1 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
1 Teaspoon Ground Coriander
1/4 to 1/2 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper OR to taste (Optional)
Salt to taste (I added total 1+1/2 teaspoon of pink Himalayan salt)
2 Cups / 475ml Water
3/4 cup / 70g Parsley (finely chopped)
Freshly Ground Black Pepper to taste (I added 1/2 teaspoon)
Lemon or Lime juice to taste (I added 1+1/2 tablespoon lemon juice, I like it a bit sour)
Extra Virgin Olive oil (I added 2 tablespoons of organic cold-pressed olive oil)
✅👉 USE A WIDER POT TO COOK THIS DISH (this will cook the rice more evenly and prevent it from getting mushy).
Wash and soak the brown lentils for at least 4 to 6 hours (or overnight) until the lentils are very tender. Thoroughly wash the rice until the water runs clear to get rid of any impurities/gunk (it’s an important step so do not skip it). Soak for 20 minutes.
Heat a pan, add cook