Recipe Box

Lentil Stew August 25, 2006

Filed under: soups,vegetarian — bonny @ 9:08 pm

1 tbs olive oil

1 1/4 c chopped onion

1 c chopped celery

3/4 c chopped carrot

1 garlic clove, minced

4 c chicken or veggie broth

1 c water

1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes, undrained

1 c dried lentils

3/4 c instant brown rice

1/2 tsp crushed red pepper

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

Heat oil in large pot over med-high heat. Add chopped vegetables; saute til tender.  Add broth water and tomatoes, bring to a boil.  Stir in lentils, simmer 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Stir in rice, simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in seasonings.Modifications:  I don’t have instant rice, so I started cooking 1 c brown rice in 2 c water, but got antsy and just dumped in the partially cooked rice and water into the soup pot.  Turned out just fine.  Perfect w a dollop of sour cream stirred into the bowl of stew.

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