Lentil and brown rice soup

LentilsThis 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. Add the rinsed lentils and brown rice to the pot along with enough water or vegetable broth to cover.
  5. Add any other spices you want to taste.
  6. Simmer at low to medium heat (about 3-4 out of 10).
  7. Stir regularly and keep adding water or broth as needed to keep desired consistency.
  8. After about an hour, the soup is done! Let it cool down a bit then either eat or store in the fridge or freezer.

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