Small dice one of the onions and sauté in olive oil until translucent. Add 5 minced garlic cloves and 3/4 teaspoon of turmeric.
Sauté for 2 to 3 minutes then add washed rice and split peas. Add broth plus 2 cups of water. Cover and bring to a simmer. Cook for 30 minutes on medium low.
Grate the second onion and mix with remaining one minced garlic. Add 1/4 teaspoon turmeric and cinnamon. Season with salt and pepper and mix well. Add ground beef and massage until the ingredients are well incorporated and the meat becomes elastic…