Here's her recipe (I added in proportions based on what I did):
1-2 small onions, chopped
3/4 lb ground beef
Adiveh (an Iranian spice - or without this, which I didn't have, try 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp tumeric, and 2 tsp freshly grated cinammon)
1 tsp salt
1 small bullion cube (beef, chicken, or vegetable works)
1 cup cooked lentils
1/2 cup raisins
1 cup white basmati rice
1 tsp dried cilantro
1. Cook lentils - 2:1 ratio, water: lentils. Boil for 2-3 minutes, then simmer until soft (c. 30 min for this batch, but it depends on the lentils you use)
2. In another saucepan, cook rice - 1:1 ratio, rice:water. Add salt and olive oil and cook until it boils, then turn down and let simmer on low for 20-25 minutes.
3. In a frying pan, saute onion until soft.
4. Add ground beef, salt and spices, and cook until well done.
5. Add lentils (if you end up with more than this, save them for something else! they do freeze well) and raisins. I don't usually like raisins in things, but the sweetness of them paired with the salt of the dish is a really nice combination. If you do like raisins, feel free to add in more than 1/2 cup!
6. Serve over rice.
Easy and delicious - this is definitely one for the clean plate club!