Created by Dreamer_in_Ontario on November 2, 2011
Step 1: Heat oil in large pot over medium, add onion and cook, stirring, 5 minutes.
Step 2: Stir in salt, cumin and pepper and cook 1 minute.
Step 3: Add lentils and 2-1/2 cups water; raise heat to high; bring to boil; reduce heat to medium-high and oil until lentils are three quarters cooked, about 15 minutes.
Step 4: Add rice and remaining 3 cups water, bring to boil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 13 minutes or until rice is just cooked. (Don't overcook.).
Step 5: Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes.
Step 6: Uncover; fluff with fork.
Step 7: Meanwhile, for tomato sauce, in medium saucepan, combine tomatoes, water, oil, vinegar, garlic, cumin, salt, chili and pepper; bring to boil over high heat.
Step 8: Cook, stirring and reducing heat as needed, until sauce thickens slightly, about 10 to 15 minutes.
Step 9: While tomato sauce is cooking, heat large pot of salted water over high and add macaroni. Cook until al dente as per package instructions. Drain.
Step 10: Place portion of rice and lentils on plate, top with portion of macaroni, then portion of tomato sauce and garnish with onions. (Loosely, the dish should be 2/3 rice and lentils to 1/3 macaroni with a small amount of sauce and onions.).