• 3 cups brown lentils
  • 1 1/2 cups rice, soaked
  • 2 large onions, diced finely
  • 2 large onions, slivered and caramelized (fried)
  • 2 TBSP Salt
  • 1 1/2 TBSP Cumin
  • 3 Cups Water
  • 3 TBSP Vegetable Oil


  • Rinse rice thoroughly multiple times until no longer starchy and you can see through the water when you soak it, set aside
  • In vegetable oil, cook diced onions until soft and yellowish then top with lentils. Allow to cook while mixing for a minute before adding water. The water should cover the lentils by 1 CM extra water on top.
  • Allow lentils to cook for 15 – 20 minutes.
  • Drain BUT DO NOT THROW WATER, Reserve it. You need it to be approximately. 2 cups.
  • In same pot, return lentils without the water, and add rice, fry it around a little bit, and then add salt, cumin, and water reserve. If the reserve is less than 2 cups go ahead and add boiling water to compensate.
  • Cover and cook until rice sits. Make sure not to mash up the lentil in the process.
  • Serve and garnish with fried onions.
  • Serve with salad and yogurt.