Great for a cold day and easy to make in your slow cooker for hearty flavors.
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 210 min
Total time: 220 min
In a medium sauce pan heat vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the brown calrose rice and saute until lightly toasted. Once toasted, add the lentils, sprinkle umami sauce starter in, and continue cooking until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Slowly add water, whisking until combined and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and pour contents into a crock pot. Cook on LOW for 3 to 3 1/2 hours or until rice is cooked. Season to taste.