Place instant pot on sauté and sauté the onion for about 2 minutes, then shallot was and lastly garlic for about 30 seconds each or until fragrant, keeping some cold water nearby so it doesn’t stick and splash a tablespoon or so as you go.
Add in water, tomatoes, herbs, tamari, rinsed rice and rinsed lentils.
Give a good stir.
Place lid and seal instant pot.
Time for 7 minutes, carefully release steam, add salt to taste and and pepper adjust other flavours.
If you want a more onion or garlic flavor at this stage use powder.