Turkish Red Lentil and Grains Soup

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a satisfying soup with unusual flavours. The bulghur and the rice add a lovely texture to the soup.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute the onion in the olive oil until translucent. Add the garlic and saute one minute more.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients except for the butter and one teaspoon dried mint.
  3. Bring to boil and lower to simmer. Allow to simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Use an immersion blender to puree the soup slightly or put a cup or two into a blender.
  5. To serve, melt the butter and add the mint. Drizzle on top of soup.


Most Helpful

This was very good. It cooked almost instantly! I think using brown rice that has been cooked ahead would be even better. The mint offered a sweetness in contrast to the cayenne. We all liked it. Made for PAC Fall 2012,

Elmotoo October 15, 2012

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