Rice and Lentil Soup or Stew

READY IN: 1hr 55mins
Recipe by Rita1652

This thick, hearty soup is started with the trilogy of onions, celery, and carrots are sautéed before adding the liquid as to bring out there sweetness. Made with a nice meaty ham bone for lots of flavor. A chipotle pepper in adobo sauce for a nice spiciness.

Top Review by Outta Here

Rita has done it again! This was so flavorful and hearty! I love the just right heat from the chipotle. I didn't change a thing (and won't next time either!) Thanks for a real keeper!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large heavy pot heat oil.
  2. Add celery, carrots, onions, and garlic sauté till slightly browned, about 5 minutes.
  3. Mix in spices and bay leaf.
  4. Add water, scraping the brown goodness from the bottom of the pot.
  5. Add ham bone, tomatoes and chipotle; bring to a boil and then simmer for 1 hour.
  6. Add lentils; cook for 15 minutes and then add rice. Cook for 30 more minutes.
  7. You can thin if you like with liquid either chicken stock of water. Water would be just fine because there is plenty of flavor.

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