Rice and lentils

Beef skewers



  1. To make the skewers, thread 4 beef cubes onto each skewer. Mix together oregano, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil together and drizzle over skewers; turn to coat evenly and set aside to marinate.
  2. Heat ELECTRIC FRYPAN on setting 6 and add olive oil. Add onion and 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds and salt; cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring frequently or until onions have collapsed and are dark golden colour. Remove half the onion and set aside for the garnish.
  3. To the remaining onions left in the frying pan, stir in remaining cumin seeds and cinnamon stick. Cook stirring for 1 minute. Add rice and gently stir for 2 minutes until rice is coated in oil and just starting to brown. Transfer rice and drained lentils to RICE EXPRESS RICE COOKER and add 2 ½ rice scoops of water. PRESS START button.
  4. Heat ELECTRIC FRYPAN on setting 10 for 3 minutes. Add skewers and cook, turning regularly for 3-4 minutes or until cooked to your liking. Keep warm until rice is cooked
  5. Once rice cooker has switched to keep warm, drizzle over lemon juice and sprinkle over caramelised onion and toasted pinenuts.
  6. Serve Mjadrah with beef kebabs and a dollop of thick yoghurt


Tip: use basmati rice and spice it up by adding ½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper to the rice

For a splurge, buy some good quality Labneh from your local deli and serve with the rice and skewers