First of all, some of you may be wondering where in the store you buy lentils. There are two places you can find them. The cheaper place is by all of the dry beans. The more expensive place is in the ethnic isle with all the Middleastern food. I chose to buy brown rice for this dish because it takes longer to cook than white rice, but please feel free to use whatever rice you like the best. Just bear in mind your cook time.
When I make this dish, I make a double batch, but I will post the single batch recipe below. For a double batch, just simply double all the ingredients listed below. We just happen to love Mjadra so much, we like to make alot!
Here's the recipe:
Hope's Slow Cooker Mjadra
2 large sweet onions, roughly chopped
1/2 cup olive oil (or more)
1 cup lentils
1 cup brown rice
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/8 tsp. Pepper
1 tsp. Salt
3 cups water
Heat olive oil in a large skillet until hot. Add onions, coat with olive oil then turn way down. Cover and let cook for an hour stirring occasionally. Be patient! They will be so sweet and delicious by letting them cook this long!
When onions are done, add lentils and rice and coat them with all the yummy goodness of the onions.
Add to the slow cooker.
Serve with Pita Bread and ENJOY!