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Mujudarra, A Reflection on Lebanese Cuisine

Mujadarra is a Lebanese rice pilaf that’s made with lentils, rice, onions, and garlic. The Arabic name sounds much more attractive than the English translation which is “small pox.” This dish got its unfortunate name from the appearance of the round lentils against the white rice. Variations of this dish are found throughout the Middle East. In Iran where the locals speak Farsi instead of Arabic, this dish is known…

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