Traditional Middle Eastern dish
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Middle Eastern


  • Instant Pot
Keyword instant pot, mixed vegetable, Plant Based, vegan

Traditional Middle Eastern dish – Mujadara in Instant Pot with Tzatziki Sauce Easy one pot dish. Make often. Vary vegetables and add greens too!!!



  • 1 Cup Brown or green lentils
  • 1 Cup Brown basmati rice
  • 2 Onions, diced
  • Veggies of your choice diced
  • 1-2 TBS Lebanese 7 Spice blend
  • Water 2 Cups

Lebanese 7 Spice:

  • 1 tablespoon Allspice
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 ½ teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cloves
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cumin
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground nutmeg


  • 2 Cups plant based yogurt, whisked
  • 1 Cup cucumber, finely diced
  • 2 tsp fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice, adjust to taste

Salt to taste

Procedure Mujadara:

  1. Make Lebanese 7 Spice blend: Add all powders into a bowl and mix well and store in a glass jar.
  2. Soak lentils overnight
  3. Next morning soak brown basmati rice for about 2-4 hrs
  4. Add lentils, rice, diced veggies to an instant pot
  5. Add 2 cups of water
  6. Add spices & salt to taste
  7. Set IP to high pressure for 4 mins. Natural Release.
  8. After pressure releases, transfer to a large mixing bowl and toss to mix thoroughly. Do not use a serving spoon to mix. Do not overmix – it will turn mushy if you overmix.
  9. Serve with Tzatziki sauce!

Tzatziki Sauce: Combine all the ingredients. Adjust flavors to your liking.

Enjoy easy one pot meal!!! Make often!!! Make it your favorite!!!

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