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Silky Lentil Soup

Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
1 hr
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
Pureeing this recipe in a blender or food processor produces a thick, satisfying soup that easily wards off hunger.
Ingredients

olive oil

2 tsp

uncooked carrot(s)

1 cup(s), shredded

uncooked onion(s)

1 medium, chopped

green pepper(s)

1 medium, chopped

canned chicken broth

3 cup(s)

water

2 cup(s)

dry lentils

1 cup(s)

uncooked long grain brown rice

cup(s)

ground cumin

1 tsp

cayenne pepper

½ tsp

canned tomato sauce

8 oz

fat free evaporated milk

1 cup(s)

Instructions

  1. Coat large pot with cooking spray; add oil. Place over medium-high heat until hot.
  2. Add carrots, onion and green pepper; sauté until tender, 5 minutes.
  3. Add remaining ingredients, except for milk; stir well. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer until lentils are tender, 45 minutes.
  4. Put half of lentil mixture in a blender or food processor. Purée until smooth. Pour mixture into a bowl. Repeat with remaining lentil mixture. Return blended lentil mixture to pot; stir in milk. Cook over low heat for 10 minutes. Yields 1 cup per serving.

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