Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30-35 minutes
Put the lentils in a pan, pour in water to cover, and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a skillet or frying pan, add the onions, and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 10–15 minutes until caramelized. Add the rice and salt to the pan of lentils, replace the lid, and simmer for 10–15 minutes until the rice and lentils are tender and the liquid has been absorbed. Stir in the cumin, seven spices seasoning, pepper, and caramelized onions and serve warm.