Lightened up cauliflower rice mujadara made with low-carb cauliflower rice instead of regular rice and less oil. This dish is super easy to make and can be eaten as a side or a vegetarian main. It’s gluten-free, grain-free and vegan.
What is Mujadara?
Let me introduce you to the amazing Middle Eastern dish, mujadara. If you’ve never had it before it’s typically a combination of lentils, rice, caramelized onions which sounds fairly basic but it is soooo tasty! Isaac and I both love it. I think it has something to do with those caramelized onions.
Plus, the name is really fun to say!
I first had mujadara from a local Mediterranean deli. Our favorite spot was right next to Isaac’s old teaching job so he would grab lunch there often and would bring home leftover tabbouleh and mujadara. Let’s just say I wasn’t complaining about the leftovers.
How to make Mujadara with Cauliflower Rice
There are a million variations of mujadara, but it is traditionally loaded with oil and higher in carbs with both lentils and regular rice so I decided to lighten it up a little by using cauliflower rice and less oil! I always love when I can remake my favorite restaurant dishes at home, but if I can figure out how to make it a little healthier? Bonus points!
Note that you can make this recipe even quicker if you use Trader Joe’s pre-cooked lentils (found in the produce section). My local store has been out for a month but I just saw they’re back in stock! I may cry if they ever discontinue those bad boys.
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