Red Lentil Soup

This is a simple soup that has a great flavor. Serve with crusty bread (perhaps with the addition of gooey cheese melted under the broiler?)


Ingredients

  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped into small pieces
  • 1.5 cups dry red lentils (make sure there are no stones)
  • 1/3 cup Arborio (or short-grain) rice
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • smoked paprika (garnish)
  • lemon (garnish)

Directions

  1. In a medium pot, heat olive oil over medium-high heat; add chopped onions and carrots
  2. Cook vegetables until soft, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes
  3. Add lentils and rice to pot, stir to coat with oil
  4. Add water, salt, cumin and pepper; bring to a boil
  5. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer
  6. Cook for 45min-1hr (depending on desired consistency of soup)
  7. Add more water if needed to thin soup
  8. Garnish with paprika and lemon juice; serve

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Red Lentil Soup

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