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We went to Lidl Cyprus, got fresh and tasty products and prepared one of the most loved traditional food in Cyprus. Fakes Moutzentra is definitely a must try Cypriot food. Healthy, tasty and easy to prepare.



Serves: 6

Time for preparation: 10 minutes

Time to cook: 45-50 minutes


  • 2 cups of brown lentils
  • 2-3 cups of water (just to cover them)
  • 1/4 cup of rice Carolina
  • 1 big onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 2-3 tablespoons red wine vinegar or one lemon



  • Clean lentils from small stones and wash them.
  • Boil lentils for ten minutes, then strain and add fresh water to cover them and put to boil again.
  • Heat up the oil and sauté the finely chopped onion until browned, slightly.
  • While the lentils start boiling, add the rice, salt and pepper, lemon or vinegar and lower the heat.
  • Cook for 15 minutes, add the browned onion together with the oil and mix well.

Serve with black olives or/and Feta cheese




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