Red Lentil Soup Over Rice

red lentil soup

Ingredients

optional: at least 1 cup (190 g) short-grain brown rice
2 cups (400 g) red lentils
2 large handfuls (65 g) Lacinato or baby kale, de-stemmed, chopped into 1-inch pieces
4 cloves fresh garlic
3 Tablespoons (38 g) olive oil
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons Kosher salt
to taste:
plain yogurt
flat-leaf parsley
dried peppermint, from a teabag

Instructions

Serves 6

RICE (OPTIONAL)

According to package instructions, cook:
at least 1 cup (190 g) short-grain brown rice


LENTILS

In a fine-holed colander, put:
2 cups (400 g) red lentils
Rinse and swish the lentils under running water for a few minutes until the starchy bubbles are gone. Transfer them to a large stockpot, and pour in:
5 1/4 cups (42 oz.) water
Turn stove heat on high, and stir in:
2 teaspoons Kosher salt
3 Tablespoons (38 g) olive oil
4 cloves fresh garlic, halved
Once boiling, reduce heat to simmer, and stir in:
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Simmer for 30 minutes with the lid off, and stir occasionally. The final consistency should be a thick soup. If it's drying out, turn down the heat and/or add a little water. About 4 minutes before the lentils finish cooking, stir in:
2 large handfuls (65 g) Lacinato or baby kale, de-stemmed, chopped into 1-inch pieces


ASSEMBLY

Scoop rice (if using) into heated bowls, and ladle the lentils on top. Top with:
a drizzle olive oil
plain yogurt
flat-leaf parsley, chopped
red pepper flakes

a delicate sprinkle dried peppermint

 
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Noel Elias
7 months ago

I just made this and it was very yummy 🙂

Noel
6 months ago
Reply to  jacklundquist

Yay! I’m happy to be the first!
I did not use the measurements though...I am not the best at ever measuring things out : (

Last edited 6 months ago by Noel
Augustus Glup
8 months ago

This looks outstanding. I need to meet this granny.

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