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Mjeddrah (Lebanese Lentil Rice)

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“This recipe is commonly believed to be the "mess of pottage" for which Esau sold Jacob his birthright. Yes, it is traditional to have the salad on top.”
8hrs 20mins

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  1. Saute all vegetables as well as the red chili in 1 tbsp olive oil in a skillet. When vegetables are soft and transparent, mix in the cinnamon and place in the slow cooker. For a different flavor, caramelize the vegetables and then add the cinnamon.
  2. In the same skillet, brown the rice in 1 tbsp olive oil until dry. Add to slow cooker.
  3. Stir in water and lentils. Cover and cook on high 6-8 hours.
  4. When thoroughly cooked, serve in individual soup bowls. Top with serving of garden salad with dressing poured over top.

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