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If I want to use brown rice instead of white rice in this recipe, will it work? Will the lentils turn to absolute mush if I cook them the extra time needed to cook brown rice? (I'm usually not dumb, but my dd has been sick and I am exhausted and can't think today. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"> )<br><br><a href="http://vegetarian.allrecipes.com/AZ/LntilsndRicwithFridninsMjd.asp" target="_blank">Mujadarrah</a>
 

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Yes, the lentils will turn to mush. I guess I'd try cooking the rice separately and maybe adding it to the lentil, etc. mixture when it has only 15-20 minutes left to cook? That way it will absorb the flavors.
 

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I make a very similar recipe all the time with brown rice and the lentils hold up well. I usually cook it for 35-45 minutes and it all comes out cooked and delicious.<br><br>
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I make a similar recipe (but with barley instead of rice) and the lentils hold up OK. Like someone else said, you could also just add the lentils in the last 30 minutes of cooking. Also, you could make the Egyptian version of this, a dish called kushri, in which the rice, lentils, and onions are layered rather than cooked together and and then served with a tangy tomato sauce instead of yogurt. It's a classic Egyptian comfort food--kind of like their version of, say, macaroni and cheese--but it's very yummy.
 
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