Don’t let the potentially unfamiliar name of Mudjara dissuade you from trying it. It's a Middle Eastern dish of lentils with onions and rice made with fragrant spices like cumin and coriander. Basically, it’s an easy pantry-ingredient dinner that turns into a satisfying and hearty dish. Not to mention, it comes together in one pot thanks to using pre-cooked lentils as a short-cut. The fresh, crispy salad is the perfect balance to the rich flavors of the mujadara. If you can find heads of little gem, small romaine-like heads of lettuce, they would be perfect here.