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Lentil and Brown Rice Soup

 Lentil and Brown Rice Soup
The first time I made this soup, I thought our teenage son would turn up his nose. Much to my delight—and surprise—he loved every bite! I know you will, too.
14 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 quarts water
  • 3/4 cup dried lentils, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 medium carrot, diced
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 4 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar, optional

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven or soup kettle, combine all ingredients except
  • vinegar; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 35-45
  • minutes or until lentils and rice are tender, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in vinegar if desired. Yield: 12-14 servings (3-1/2 quarts).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 78 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 624 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 15 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 4 g protein.