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.