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instant pot mujadara


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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total: 35 minutes

Servings: 5

Cost: $7.22 /serving


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Step 1

Place lentils in a bowl and cover with hot tap water (or boiling water), letting them soak until time to add to the instant pot.

Step 2

Set Instant Pot to Saute function. Saute shallots in the oil, 4-5 minutes, stirring constantly,  until tender and fragrant and slightly caramelized. Remove half, saving for the topping. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes. Add all the spices, salt, lemon zest and water. Stir. Drain the lentils and add them along with the rinsed rice to the instant pot.  Give a good stir.

Step 3

Cover the instant pot and set to Normal Pressure, High for 11 minutes. Let naturally release for at least 10 minutes.

Step 4

In the meantime, prep any garnishes you like.

Step 5

To serve, gently fluff the Mujadara with a fork (do not over mix, or it will get mushy ).  Divide among bowls, drizzle with olive oil, add tomatoes, avocado, caramelized shallots, sprouts, a spoonful of yogurt or zhoug yogurt, or tahini sauce – and fresh parsley or mint.

Step 6

Feel free to serve with other seasonal veggies ( roasted root veggies, shredded cabbage or carrots, etc).

Step 7