In a pot, bring the 2 ½ cups of water and salt to a boil
Add the uncooked brown rice and cook over low-medium heat for 35 minutes, with the lid on. Cook with the lid off for the last 5 minutes, or until all the water has evaporated and the rice is tender
While that’s happening, cook ¼ cup of lentils in another pot filled with water for 35 minutes as well or until the lentils are tender. Drain and set aside.
Once the rice and lentils are cooked, heat your coconut oil and tomato paste on a pan. Add the chopped onions, and sliced garlic cloves and sauté together for 2 minutes
Then add the cooked rice and lentils, and using a large spoon, mix all the ingredients well together
Cook on low heat for 3-4 minutes
Remove from the stove, and season with salt and cayenne pepper to taste
Throw in the fresh cilantro, and mix in well with the rice