Chef2Table & Caramelized Onions

Eaten around the Middle East and North Africa, mujadara is a delicious and hearty layered dish of rice, lentils and caramelized onions. This is our version using Chef2Table MegaMeal – its nutritious, delicious and best of all, budget-friendly!

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp crushed garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 250g pack of Chef2Table MegaMeal, Vegetable Flavour
  • 1L water
  • 5 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 2 onions
  • Plain yogurt and fresh parsley for serving

Method:

  • In a large soup pot, heat a teaspoon of the cooking oil.
  • Fry the garlic, bay leaves and cumin for one minute being careful not to let the garlic burn.
  • Add the Chef2Table MegaMeal and water, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • In the meantime, thinly slice the onions.
  • Heat a frying pan and add the remaining cooking oil.
  • Test to check if the oil is hot enough by adding a single slice of onion. If it sizzles, ad the rest of the onion.
  • Stir only every 3 minutes or so at first, then more often once the onions at the edges of the pan start browning. Cook until the onions are a warm brown colour and starting to crisp at the edges, about 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Once cooked, sprinkle the onions with a little salt.
  • Transfer the cooked Chef2Table MegaMeal to a serving bowl and top with the caramelized onions.
  • Serve with plain yogurt and fresh parsley.

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