ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to make M'Judra

Updated on August 3, 2012

Mmmmm... M'Judra


What is M'Judra?

I stopped for lunch one day at a little family owned Lebanese restaurant near where I live. In the mood to try something new, I had the M'Judra, a simple but delicious dish made with lentils, rice, and onions. It is known by many other, very similar names, such as Mujadara, Mejadra, or Megadarra.


  • 8 ounces Brown Lentils
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 cup Basmati Rice
  • 1/3 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 3 cups Diced Onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cumin, OPTIONAL


  1. Place lentils, 4 & 1/2 cups water & 1 tsp salt in medium pot over high heat. Bring to a rolling boil, then reduce to medium heat and simmer, covered, for 25 minutes or until tender. Drain lentils and reserve 1/2 cup liquid. Set pot aside for later use. (OPTIONAL) ** Place cooked lentils and reserved liquid into food processor and pulse until evenly ground. return to pot and set aside. **
  2. Place rice & 3/4 cup water in small pot over high heat, uncovered. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to med-low and simmer covered for 10 mins or until water is absorbed. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. (OPTIONAL) **Add 1/2 tsp ground cumin to lentils**
  4. Line a plate with paper towels and set aside. Preheat 1/3 cup olive oil in medium skillet over med-high heat. Add onions and 3/4 tsp salt and saute until onions are evenly caramelized. Use slotted spoon to drain off and press out as much oil as possible, then spread evenly on towel lined plate.
  5. Set skillet over med-high heat and gradually add 1/2 cup water (it will splatter), followed by the cooked basmati rice. Cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until water is absorbed. Stir into lentils.
  6. Place mixture of lentils and onions over med-low heat and cook uncovered for 3-5 minutes, then stir in 1 TBS olive oil. Remove from heat.
  7. Serve!

Like it? Rate it!

4 stars from 6 ratings of Mjudra


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • mecheshier profile image


      6 years ago

      Sounds like a great recipe, and healthy. I cannot wait to try it. Thank you


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)