Mujadarah (pronounced M-Jed'der-a)
This is the dish (pottage) that Jacob sold to his brother, Esau, in exchange
for his birthright. Genesis 25:29. This is a one-dish meal that is good served with
yogurt and/or finely chopped cucumber and tomato.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 large onions, quartered and sliced
- 1 cup red lentils
- 3 cups water
- 1/2 cup cracked wheat, coarsely cut or 1/2 cup orzo
- Salt, to taste
- Pepper, to taste
- Fry onions in oil in a saucepan until very dark brown.
- Add remaining ingredients and simmer over low heat 1/2 hour or until tender.