This simple one-pot mujadara can be done in 45 minutes or less and is packed with protein and fiber! Mujadara is a traditional Mediterranean grain and lentil dish served across many Middle-Eastern countries with slight variations. The Syrian way often uses bulgur instead of rice, making it healthier as it has much fewer calories than rice with twice the fiber and almost 4 times the folate, which plays a vital role in DNA synthesis!
The bulgur also results in a softer, chewier texture than rice, and I personally find it to be much more filling, making this the perfect complete meal. Mujadara is always topped with crispy fried onions, which add a delicious sweetness and crunch to every bite.