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hearty brown rice lentil soup

Hearty Brown Rice Lentil Soup

This hearty brown rice lentil soup is super simple and so filling! With only a few minutes of preparation, this soup tastes like it's been simmering all day long! Vegan, low fat, gluten free and such a simple weeknight dinner idea!
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lentil Soup
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 small white onion - chopped
  • 2 stalks celery - chopped
  • 2 small carrots - chopped
  • 1 cup brown rice - I used jasmine brown rice
  • 1 cup green lentils
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup frozen spinach
  • 1/3- 1/2 cup frozen peas

Instructions

  • Roughly chop veggies and put them in the food processor. Pulse the veggie until they are finely chopped but not pulverized.
  • Place a large soup pot over medium heat. Spray with coconut oil or add about 1/2 tsp coconut oil to the bottom of the pot. Add veggies to the the pot and cook 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the lentils, brown rice, water and veggie broth and stir.
  • Add bay leaves, dried thyme and salt.
  • Cover the pot and allow to come up to a boil, about 5 minutes.
  • Lower the heat to low, and let simmer, covered for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the lid, add the frozen spinach and frozen peas. Let cook 5 minutes.
  • Serve immediately

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Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving. See serving size in recipe.
Calories 266
Fat 1g
Carbohydrates 51g
Fiber 13g
Sugar 4g
Protein 12g
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Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database.
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