Lentil Mjadra Safra Recipe

The Mjadra is a typical Lebanese stew cooked in almost every home. Like many other Lebanese meals, it has countless versions to accommodate your taste-buds. In this post, we will be introducing, in details, the steps needed to make the Mjadra Safra. The main ingredients of this healthy and yummy Mjadra are orange lentils and rice, which makes it rich in iron!

Lentil Mjadra Safra Recipe

As mentioned above, the Mjadra Safra can be customized to your home’s preferences. Some people like to keep the dish diluted, making it close to a soup, others like the more condensed version of it. Also, you have the option of eating it while cold or hot, and it’s ideal for both family dinner or lunch.
Keep in mind that you can always add or remove spices according to your liking. Moreover, you can garnish the Mjadra Safra with caramelized onions on top, it adds to the flavor. Now that you have sufficient information on how & when to serve this dish, it’s time to walk you through the Lentil Mjadra Safra Recipe.

If you enjoyed this simple and straightforward recipe, you should check out some of our previous posts. We suggest the following: Moghrabieh RecipeKhodra Bil Sanieh Recipe

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Lentil Mjadra Safra Recipe
Mjadra Safra
Course Dinner, Lunch
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Main ingredients
Spices
Course Dinner, Lunch
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Main ingredients
Spices
Mjadra Safra
Instructions
  1. In a casserole, fry the chopped onions with the vegetable oil until they're browned
  2. Add the orange lentils and the rice. Flavor the blend with the spices and stir well.
  3. Spill water in the casserole, make sure to cover the mixture and 2 cm above it.
  4. Let the blend boil well, and don't forget to keep stirring!
  5. Once the mixture is as condensed as you would like it to be, your meal is ready to be served! (You can eat it while hot, or wait for it to get cold)
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