Busy Day Lentil and Brown Rice Soup

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Total Time
15 mins
45 mins

This is hearty and satisfying with the added bonus of being ready in 45 minutes. Leftovers are even better the next day.

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  • 6 cups water
  • 1 (8 ounce) package dry onion soup mix
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 1 (15 ounce) can okra and tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup brown rice (not instant)
  • 1 cup lentils
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


  1. Combine all in soup-pot( I use a cast iron dutch oven)and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer,covered, for 45 minutes.
  3. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Very good served with cornbread and a dollop of pepper jelly.