Lentils and Rice
 1 cup short-grained brown rice
 1 cup lentils (tiny french ones are my fave...)
 1 carrot sliced/chopped
 1 celery stalk sliced/chopped
 1 onion “”
 2 cloves of garlic crushed or 1 tsp garlic powder
 2 tsp cumin ( or more!)
 dash of cinnamon (optional)
 1 tsp coriander
 Salt to taste
 1 bay leaf
 minced parsley or coriander leaves are also good in it!
 Throw all this in a pot with enough water to cover it all by about 1 inch. 
 Boil on medium heat, covered,  for about 30-40 min or until the rice and
 lentils are cooked.  Check it regularly to make sure there is enough water.
  Remove bay leaf!  Let it sit about 5 min, covered to let any remaining
 water absorb.