Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 55 mins

Healthful and hearty. A good soup to make a lot of and have as a stand-by in the freezer for a quick, nutritious meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine broth, 3 cups water, lentils, rice, tomatoes with reserved juice, carrots, onion, celery, herbs and sausage and bring to boil (do not add parsley and vinegar).
  2. Simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, 45-55 minutes, or until lentils and rice are tender.
  3. Stir in parsley and vinegar and season to taste.
  4. Freezer Note: I often make up a double batch of this delicious soup, freezing half the batch, to provide me with a quick, nutritious dinner further on down the line when time is short and you don't want to resort to ordering in. Just defrost in microwave, reheat well and serve


Most Helpful

Another winner, e/a! We have a dear elderly neighbor who is very ill, and about all he enjoys these days is a good bowl of soup. I'm always trying to find new recipes to vary his simple diet, and this one was a huge hit. So much nutrition packed into each bowl---very important when an invalid can't eat much! His wife said, "Mmm--make that again!" I will!

La Dilettante July 09, 2014

This was phenomenal, and got rave reviews from my boyfriend, father, and stepmom. Followed recipe exactly except for omitted celery (personal preference). Used andouille sausage and a mixture of 1/2 red lentils and 1/2 green. Completely forgot the cider vinegar at the end. Didn't need salt or anything - thank you!

IAteMyGluestick December 31, 2012

I wasn't nearly as impressed with this soup as I had expected to be. For as much as was in it, there was surprisingly little flavor. It did get better after a full day in the fridge, but I probably will not make it again unless I add dramatically more spice to perk it up.

Burgundy Damsel September 18, 2010

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