This is a simple, easy recipe for soup that came to me from my boyfriend via his mom. I think we each make this soup a bit differently, but the principles are the same and it makes a great, healthy, high-fibre meal.
Lentil brown rice soup
- 1 cup red lentils
- 1/2 cup brown rice
- 1 medium onion
- 1-2 cloves garlic
- Olive oil
- Salt, pepper, and other spices to taste
- Water and/or vegetable broth
- Rinse the lentils until the water runs clear. I do this by putting the lentils in a medium pot and running water over them, stirring occasionally.
- While the lentils are rinsing, chop one medium onion and two cloves of garlic into small pieces, then place onion and garlic pieces into a food processor and chop/grind to desired consistency. I like to get the pieces as small as possible!
- Add a bit of olive oil to a large soup/stock pot and cook the onions and garlic on low to medium heat until just golden.
- Add the rinsed lentils and brown rice to the pot along with enough water or vegetable broth to cover.
- Add any other spices you want to taste.
- Simmer at low to medium heat (about 3-4 out of 10).
- Stir regularly and keep adding water or broth as needed to keep desired consistency.
- After about an hour, the soup is done! Let it cool down a bit then either eat or store in the fridge or freezer.