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3 Ingredients Delicious Yellow Lentils Recipe

Even though the yellow lentils recipe takes 1 hour and 30 minutes to cook, it is a healthy and delicious meal for lazy cooks. If you haven’t tried this recipe, it is the time!

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How come?
Yellow Lentils Recipe ="LAZY COOKS" and
TIME: 1 hour and 30 minutes!?

First, the mentioned time is for four servings. The fewer the servings, the less time is needed to cook this rich in Iron meal.

Second, it is for busy people who need to multitask. An example of a housewife with two kids and a job, she will have other house chores besides cooking. She can use this recipe to manage her time finely.

Add a One-pot Recipe to Your Weekly Meal Plan.

A choice for lunch, dinner, or a side dish if you have a food party. Did I mention that this recipe is a one-pot recipe?

For cooks who love one-pots, enjoy making the yellow lentils recipe, aka Mujaddara Safra by the Lebanese language.

Add the yellow lentils recipe to your weekly meal plan to benefit the Iron richness and delicate taste.

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Crushed Yellow Lentils - Mujaddara Safra

3 Ingredients Delicious Yellow Lentils Recipe 1Myassar Itani
The one-pot irony meal - aka rich in Iron. My mom used to cook it for me whenever my Iron levels down. We can serve it with the usual green salad or some pickles for sour lovers. Yellow lentils meal is also for lazy cooks. Do not be surprised by the time it needs to be done! Look at the way. Check the notes for additional tips.
Cook Time 30 minutes
Soak lentils 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 people


  • Pot
  • Wooden spoon


  • cups Yellow lentils soaked
  • ½ cup Egyptian rice soaked
  • 2 pcs Onion medium
  • tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Salt


Preparation Instructions

  • Wash the yellow lentils and the rice well, until you notice clear water.
  • Soak the lentils and rice in warm or hot water for 30 minutes at least
  • Mince the onion.

Cooking Instructions

  • To a pot, add the olive oil and the onion.
  • Stir until the onion becomes brownish.
  • Add the soaked rice and lentils mixture.
  • Add 1.5 liters or 8 cups of water.
  • Close the pot until they boil.
  • After boiling, lower the heat and simmer.
  • Check on them now and then to stir the mixture.
  • Add the salt when the water disappear and mix well.


Important tip at the end.
Whenever you feel it needs water, add some boiled water.
Mujaddara Safra may take two hours to be done and maybe less. It depends on the yellow lentils you are using.
It is for lazy cooks and busy days where you can multitask when it comes to cooking. My husband and I love eating it with the usual green salad; they are delicious together! You can also try it with some pickles if you love this salty taste.
You can also eat Mujaddara on winter days; it will let you feel warm.
Don't forget to let me know the details while cooking this recipe! I am excited to hear from you soon!
P.S. If you want a Mujaddara similar to the picture, crush it a little using the hand-blender, just a little though!
Keyword crushed yellow lentils, Lebanese cuisine, Lebanese Mjaddara, mujaddara safra, yellow lentils

Myassar Itani

Lived in Beirut, Lebanon, THIS IS NO BORING, Helped my mother and grandmother at home from age 8 till 24 years. Learned how to cook, clean, raise a baby... Worked at supermarkets from age 16 till 24 years. I will guide you through the experiences I acquired, which I turned into creative ideas. Step by step and in detail, So stay tuned and subscribe!

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