In my opinion, this beautiful simple vegetarian dish is the queen of all vegetarian rice dishes. It's so satisfying, it's child and baby friendly, there's no meat but you feel like you're eating meat. It's delicious in it's simplicity! Apart from the cooking time which may vary for everyone depending on the lentil used and how long it is soaked prior to cooking. This is such a quick one pot meal that I am honestly tempted to fit this in the 30 min recipe category. With is being a one pot, you're also looking at a lot less mess to clean up afterwards, especially if you don't have the time.
Just before writing this blog post I did some research on the origin of Mujadara and although it is usually attributed to lebanon, Mujadara is actually initially mentioned in a Iraqi cookbook. Some sources actually mentioned Persia but as an Iranian I can certainly confirm that this is not from Iran; I can however, see where the confusion comes from as we have a dish called adds polo which literally means Lentil Rice.
Addas Polo is my all time favourite Persian dish but there are some differences in comparison to mujadara. Stay tuned as an Addas Polo recipe is coming on the blog soon.