Mujaddara, or majadra, is a middle-eastern dish. As many of those, it has many variants. I believe the variant described here is the Iraqi one – in any case, that’s the one traditional in my family.


  • 1 cup rice (Indian)
  • 1/2 cup lentils (orange)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1tbs oil (canola)
  • 2 1/4 cups of water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  • Mix rice and lentils in a bowel.
  • Wash, until water is clear.
  • Drain all extra water.
  • Put the rice into a pot.
  • Add oil and garlic and mix well.
  • Add water.
  • Bring to boil in an un-covered pot.
  • When water boils, cover the pot and reduce heat to low.
  • Simmer for about 15-20 minutes.