1 large onion, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon oil
1 cup lentils (sorted and washed)
1 cup brown rice
3 cups boiling water
1 teaspoon cumin seed or 1 teaspoon cardamon seed, crushed
1/4 teaspoon black pepper, crushed
1 bay leaf, crushed
1 teaspoon salt (optional)
stick cinnamon, 1 piece
Saute onions in oil in large saucepan until they are brown. Add spices and saute for a few seconds.
Add 1 cup lentils, 1 cup brown rice. Add 3 cups boiling water.
Cover and simmer until rice and lentils are tender (about 1 hour). You may need to add water, depending on the kind of rice used. Serve hot or cold. Good in pita dressed with hot sauce, soy sauce or whatever.