Lebanese spiced lentils and basmati rice are tossed with caramelized onions and fresh cilantro in this savory vegan mujadara – by Connoisseurus Veg.
Lebanese cooking is very ancient and dates back to a thousand years. Most often the food is grilled, baked or sautéed in olive oil; butter or cream is rarely used other than in a few desserts. Vegetables are often eaten raw, pickled, or cooked. Herbs and spices are used frequently and in large quantities.
I have recently discovered Lebanese food and I must say that it reminds me of Indian cooking largely. The choice of spices used, the flavors, method of cooking, ingredients, etc are similar to our cooking. I have tried one dish from this wonderful cuisine and that is Lebanese Rice With Vermicelli. A dish unique in its own way. Rice and vermicelli are cooked together resulting in this lip smacking meal.
This May month is extra special for me as it’s my birthday month and we are celebrating it by sharing some delicious recipes from across the globe by my fellow food bloggers. Alissa Saenz is one such blogger who is passionate about her food and cooking. She describes herself as a Vegan food lover, cook, avid yogi, cat mom, and arts & crafts enthusiast and participant. Lebanese Vegan Mujadara is her recipe and you can read all about it here.
You can follow Alissa on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Hope you have got as excited about this global recipe month like I am and are looking forward to many such unique international recipes from around the globe. Keep coming back for more! If you do try this recipe, please do share it with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. This will keep me motivated to develop more interesting recipes. Click a pic and post it with the hashtag #cookiliciousveg — I would love to see your pictures on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!