Note: To make this recipe you will need an 8-cup rice cooker or similar piece of equipment.
1. Add all ingredients to the rice cooker, pouring the water in last. Stir to combine and close the cooker. Turn to the white rice setting and let cook.
2. Check for doneness after 30 minutes. Lentils should be fork tender and soft when done; if they are still firm, add more water and continue cooking. Fifteen minutes later, check for doneness again. Add water if necessary and cook a little longer if needed.
3. Once done, divide individual portions into bowls and serve. Let leftovers cool completely and transfer to a container with a lid and refrigerate for up to five days.