Mejadra Rice with Lentils, Greek Yogurt, and Shallots Recipe

Photography by Devon Francis

Rice and lentils are two of my favorite foods, but I love them even more when they’re paired together.  I was on a Mejadra kick the last few weeks and loved every bite. Mejadra is a Middle Eastern-Mediterranean dish of rice and lentils cooked with warming spices (not spicy) and topped with fried onions. I tried two recipes recently, one by Ottolenghi and one in the new Staub cookbook.  The Staub recipe was by far my favorite.Continue reading