My mom was NOT a cook. She was a hippy (burned her bra at Woodstock, etc.) and rebelled against most things, including her lineage as a Syrian Jew. However when it came to cooking Syrian food, she was a pro.
In Aleppo, where my grandparents are from, M'Jedrah was once thought of as the poor man's dish. Ingredients are affordable, it's simple to prepare and full of fiber and protein. This dish gets better with time so I always make a huge batch to eat leftovers for days.
long grain rice
medium onions, halved and sliced
oil (I used one part olive and one part vegetable)