I found this at a vegetarian Middle eastern recipe site & it was different enough to submit for my own NA*ME cookbook.
- Place lentils and water in a saucepan and bring to boil. Cover and cook over medium heat for 25 minutes.
- In the meantime, in a frying pan, heat oil and sauté onions and garlic until they turn golden brown. Stir in remaining ingredients, except lemon juice, and sauté for another 5 minutes.
- Stir the frying pan contents into the lentils and bring to boil. Cover and cook over low heat for 20 minutes or until rice and lentils are well-cooked. Stir in lemon juice and serve hot.