Get ready for fall with Hearty Lentil Soup

It’s almost fall… you know what that means?

 

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUP!!!

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I don’t want to bore you with some story about how much I  L O O O O O V E fall.. so.. let’s get cooking!

Hearty Lentil Soup

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 onions finely chopped
  • 1 large celery stalk chopped
  • 1/4 cup celery leaves chopped
  • 2-3 carrots thickly sliced
  • 1/3 c brown rice uncooked
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley or cilantro chopped
  • 1.5 cups lentils rinsed
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • seasonings to taste I used chili powder, garlic and paprika and turmeric
  • 2 cups spinach optional

Instructions

  1. Place lentils in a bowl and cover with cold water. Let them soak while you chop the rest of vegetables.

  2. Over medium heat, melt the butter in a large pot. Add the garlic, onion, celery, and celery leaves, and cook while stirring for about 5 minutes or until onions are translucent.

  3. Add the carrots, rice, parsley, lentils and then add 6 cups of water and seasonings.

  4. Bring to a boil, cover and lower to a simmer until the lentils, rice, and vegetables are tender (about 60-90 minutes). Add the spinach 20 minutes before serving.

 

I know it’s bee a while since I posted (has it been FIVE MONTHS already?)

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