Monday, November 26, 2012

SRC: Rice & Lentils Soup

Thursday started out with a high of 60 degrees; by 4pm, it was snowing!  We now have about an inch of snow on the ground, and chilly, chilly, weather.  Winter has arrived. 

There’s nothing better than a yummy, warm soup on cold winter days. 

Thanks to the Secret Recipe Club for introducing me to Anne and and her family; who’s delicious soup recipe was just what we needed on the coldest night since March.

Anne learned to cook from her parents and now passes that knowledge & skills onto her two adorable sons. Preparing to be missionaries in Africa, where she gets to put her French Canadian nature to good use, learning French with her family over the next year before moving to Africa.

Anne has a bunch of yummy-looking soups: Loaded Baked Potato, Cream of Eggplant & Zucchini, and Cream of Leek!   I love the diversity of her soups. 

In particular, her rice & lentils soup looked delicious.  Not to mention, it would make a great Christmas gift to a friend or neighbor all dressed up in a canning jar

photo from Anne

Anne, your soup is fantastic – reminds me of my mom’s homemade turkey soup! Both Frog Prince and I had seconds; and I’m really excited for leftovers in my lunch today.

Rice & Lentils Soup – Adapted from Anne


  • 6 C chicken broth
  • 2 C water
  • 2/3 C brown rice
  • 2/3 C lentils (green and/or red), soaked
  • 1 T minced onion
  • 1 T parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 C celery, chopped
  • 1 C sliced carrots (if you like carrots, add more)
  • 1 C diced, cooked chicken or turkey


Soak lentils for at least 15 minutes (but up to 24 hours) – find out why, here

Then, add soaked lentils to 6 C chicken broth, 2 C water, 2/3 C brown rice, 1 T minced onion, 1/4 C celery, 1 C cooked chicken or turkey (we used leftover turkey), 1 C sliced carrots, and spices (1 T parsley, 1/2 tsp. pepper, 1 tsp. poultry seasoning). 

Bring the contents to a boil and then cover. 

Reduce heat to medium/low and allow the soup to slow boil for 40-45 minutes until the rice and lentils are tender. 

This soup can’t get any easier – and it’s quite delicious and hearty.  Thanks, Anne. 



  1. I love this soup! I have gotten really into lentil soups lately...something about hot soup in cold weather is so delicious! :)

  2. That looks very delicious - and healthier than a lot of soups I've seen and made!

    We had really warm weather on Thurs (no coat outside) and now we have an inch and a half of snow and it's freezing!!

    Happy Reveal Day!

  3. I love soup in jar mixes and I love lentils too, so, this is a perfect recipe for me! Great SRC lick, Karen

  4. I have yet to cook with lentils. I need to change my ways and try this soup--it looks delicious. Great SRC pick.

  5. What a delicious and hearty sounding soup to help us all transition into winter. Great pick this month!! :)

  6. Love soups in winter especially homemade ones. This looks delicious and healthy!

  7. I am a huge soup fan! Can't wait to give this recipe a whirl this winter. Great SRC pick :-)

  8. Wow! You already have snow! We had a light sprinkling in Toronto and my kids were so disappointed when it all melted from the sunshine. But it is cold and this soup would be perfect! Great SRC pick!


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