Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Hearty Red Lentil and Brown Rice Soup *GLUTEN FREE

This yummy hearty soup makes a large pot. Just enough for our family of 5 who eat quite a lot.


Olive oil, for frying
2 onions, diced
3 cloves garlic, crushed
2 small orange sweet potatoes, diced
3/4 cup uncooked brown rice
2 cups red split lentils
9 cups water
1 can diced tomato
3 tsp celtic salt
4 tsp stock powder
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp cumin
  • Fry the onion and garlic in a little olive oil until beginning to soften. Add the sweet potato and stir. Cover with a lid and let sit for a few minutes until it begins to get soft.
  • Add the brown rice and 1 cup of boiling water to the above and let it simmer for a few minutes.
  • Add the red lentils, remaining 8 cups of water, salt, stock powder, turmeric and cumin to the saucepan and let it boil for 20 mins, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the tinned tomato and let the soup cook until the brown rice is soft and cooked through.

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