• Elan Dakota Halpern

Mujadara (Lentils)

Ingredients:

 

  • 6 cups french green lentils

  • 10 leeks sliced lengthwise

  • 4 Tbls kosher salt

  • 1 1/4 cups olive oil

  • 12 garlic cloves minced

  • 4 1/2 cups long grain rice

  • 6 tsp ground cumin

  • 3 tsp allspice

  • 1 tsp cayenne

  • 6 bay leaves

  • 6 cinnamon sticks

  • 1 3 lbs bag spring mix

  • 25 1/2 cups water

 

Instructions:

 

  1. In a bowl soak lentils for at least 3 hours prior to cooking.

  2. Heat olive oil and sautee the leeks for 5 mins or so until tender and slightly caramelized.

  3. Stir garlic into pot and cook until fragrant 15 seconds or so.

  4. Stir in rice and toast stirring occasionally for 2 mins.

  5. Stir in dry spices stir for 30 seconds.

  6. Drain lentils and stir into pot.

  7. Add water, salt, bay leaves, and cinnamon.

  8. Bring to a simmer, cover and cook for 15 mins over low heat.

  9. Uncover and spread greens over the rice lentil mixture, cover and cook 5 mins more.

  10. Remove from heat and let sit at least 5 mins before serving.

  11. This recipe is for 2 hotel pans, so for me a side dish, multiply as needed.



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