I used red lentils and wehani rice in the recipe, and it really turned out great! For a bit more zing I added some minced hot peppers and it made for an excellent taste sensation! Wehani is a chewier rice (which I like personally) and it holds together well.
I agree with the others that it did need more salt. I think if someone isn't eating a ton of processed food, and instead cooking something like this for supper, a bit more salt will not hurt.