Golden Red Lentil Soup
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Ingredients
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 carrots, finely chopped
  • 4 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • 2½ cups red lentils, looked through and rinsed
  • ¼ cup long grain rice
  • 12 cups vegetable broth or water
  • ½ teaspoon tumeric
  • ½ teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 3 shakes of Tabasco
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • fresh parsley, optional
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a heavy bottom pot over medium heat, like a dutch oven
  2. Add onions, carrots, and celery and cook for about 10 minutes until they become soft.
  3. Add lentils, rice, and water to veggies. Cover pan and bring to a boil, about 15 minutes.
  4. Reduce to simmer and cook for an additional 25 minutes.
  5. Add tumeric, lemon pepper, Tabasco, salt, cumin, smoked paprika, and pepper.
  6. Keep lid off and simmer for an additional 20 minutes until the soup has thickened and the flavors have melded together.
  7. *Garnish with smoked paprika and fresh parsley, optional
  8. *Stir occasionally throughout the cooking process.
Recipe by What's Mary Doing at https://whatsmarydoing.com/golden-red-lentil-soup/