Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr
From Neva & Jim Brackett's 7 Secrets Cookbook. Makes a very healthy meal that's delicious! Spinach and tomatoes are added after the cooking is completed to keep their distinct green and red color, and give the soup eye appeal. I usually freeze half of this recipe to feed my family of four again later.
- 1 1⁄2 cups lentils
- 10 cups water
- 1⁄2 cup brown rice
- 1 cup diced onion
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons Braggs liquid aminos (can use soy sauce instead, but Braggs is healthier)
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon salt (this is the amount the cookbook suggests, but I usually use about a 1/2 Tbsp salt so you might want )
- 1 tablespoon chicken-flavored vegetarian seasoning (I use McKay's Chicken Seasoning which is like chicken bouillon but it's vegetarian and healthier)
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon dill weed
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 1 cup frozen chopped spinach
- 15 ounces diced tomatoes
- ginger (optional, this is an option my family adds because we like a little ginger flavor)
- Place all ingredients in kettle except spinach and tomatoes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 1 hour or until lentils are tender.
- Add spinach and simmer 1 minute. Add tomatoes just before serving.
- Leftovers can easily be frozen for another meal. I usually just freeze the soup in a ziplock freezer bag. Take it out the day before and put it in the fridge to thaw. Then reheat over the stove in a pot.
Excellent soup. Be sure to add plenty of Genger
This was a delicious stew that I recently made. My 14 year-old daughter even commented on it that it was the best ever. She went back for three helpings the night we made it. I did substitute 4 of the 10 cups of water with chicken broth, because I didn't have any chicken-flavored bouillon. I also did not have frozen spinach, so I chopped up some fresh spinach that I had, a bunch of beet greens, and a bunch of rainbow chard (large stems removed) I also added some potato to use them up. Other than that, nothing was taken away or added, and it truly was a divine dish. I froze what we didn't finish that night, and recently thawed it out, and only got two bowls out of it, because my daughter ate the rest! It has a ton of great flavor, and it was fresh and delicious. I came on not only to review this dish, but to be sure to print out the recipe, as I will definitely be making this again. Another side note, I said I might have to make this for our next potluck at church, and my daughter requested I make a double batch, so we'd have some left!. This might not be so funny if it wasn't for the fact that we tease her about hating anything green. Considering all that was put in this dish, we all found it worth raving about!
Mollie this was amazing. I made the other night for dinner and LOVED it. So much flavor. Thank you.