i was thinking i would throw some lentils in with my rice, but i wanted to try the "new" rice all by itself first. my mom bought me this huge bag of basmati and i finally cooked some. it was very good, but it needed a bit more water and a bit less time, i do believe.
the brown rice did great with one part rice to one part water (plus a bit of butter and salt) and then cook for 4 hours. that protocol caused the basmati to turn brown and stick together around the edges of the pot.
so next time i think i'll do a cup of rice plus a cup and a quarter of water, and cook for more like 3 hours and check the pot to see how it tastes/looks. if it's done, cool, if not, i'll cook it more.
anyway, once i figure out how to make the basmati right, i might add some lentils and when i do, i'll probably do one part lentils to one part water.