Mudardara With Prunes And Orange Peels Recipe | MAGGI® Arabia

Mudardara with Prunes and Orange Peels

Mudardara is a traditional Lebanese dish made with lentils and rice, garnished with caramelized onions. Check out other recipes in MAGGI® Arabia for more cooking inspirations.


  • 2 cubes MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon or 20 g
  • 4 cups hot water or 1 litre
  • 2 cups green lentil or 350 g, washed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion or 125 g, sliced
  • 1 cup prunes or 150 g, seeded and roughly chopped
  • 1½ cups American rice or 300 g, soaked for 1 hour and drained
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons dried orange peel

How to Prepare

  1. Place the MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon, water, and the green lentil in a medium rice pot and bring to boil. Cover and simmer over a low heat for 10 mins or until lentil is halfway cooked. Drain lentils reserving both stock & lentils separately.
  2. Heat olive oil in a medium pot, fry onion for 2 mins, then add the prunes and sauté for another 2 min or until onion becomes golden in color.
  3. Add soaked rice, coriander powder, and cinnamon powder and orange peels and stir for few seconds. Add 3 cups or 750 ml from the reserved lentil stock and the boiled lentil.
  4. Bring to boil with constant stirring. Cover and simmer for 20-25 mins or until rice and lentil are completely cooked and water is completely evaporated.
  5. Serve hot or cold as a salad.

Nutritional Info

Energy: 479.00 Kcal
Protein: 19.00 g
Carbohydrate: 85.00 g
Fats: 7.00 g

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