Lentil Soup - from March's Pot Luck Dinner

Lentil Soup

Ingredients needed: lentils, brown rice, chicken bullion, onion, green pepper, carrots, celery, garlic, tomatoes, basil, pepper

In a 2 quart sauce pan put 4 cups water and 4 tsp chicken bullion

Add 1 cup lentils and 1/2 cup brown rice

Cover and simmer 45 minutes

While that is simmering, chop up:

1 onion

1/2 green pepper

2 carrots

2 stalks celery with leaves

1 clove garlic (could be put through a garlic press)

Saute in a little olive oil and water until carrots are done.

When vegetables are done, add to the lentil/brown rice mixture.

Add 1-15 oz can of diced tomatoes (or 2 cups chopped fresh tomatoes) and sprinkle in some basil and pepper to taste

Add more water to the soup to make the consistency you like, and add more chicken bullion if needed for flavor.

Simmer about 15 minutes to blend the flavors