Lebanese Mujadara

Mujadara is the ultimate healthy Lebanese comfort food. A blend of brown basmati rice, beans, za'atar spices and crispy, caramelized onions. Add sauteed red peppers or vegetables for an extra dose of veggies.

Ingredients

1 cup long-grain brown basmati rice
2 cups water
1 cup dry garbanza beans
2 cups water
3 cups chopped onion
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tbsp za'atar spices
1 lemon, juice
1 red pepper, diced

Directions

1. Cook rice and garbanza beans according to package directions.
2. In a large skillet, add vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add onions and salt and saute, 10-15 minutes. Add red onions and saute, another 5-10 minutes until done.
3. In a large bowl, combine cooked rice, lentils and caramelized onions (save a pinch to top).  Add za'atar, black pepper and lemon juice to taste. Top with fried onions and yogurt or tzatziki and enjoy!