Cook the rice, following packaging directions but also adding a bay leaf.
Rinse the lentils thoroughly.
Place the olive oil, the rosemary sprig, the orange zest and the garlic clove (peeled and lightly crushed) in a small pot. Heat over low heat, but don’t let it boil, when you see the first hint of a bubble turn off the heat and remove the pot.
When your rice is ready mix it to the lentils and season it with the scented oil!