Lentil, Rice, and Spinach Soup

(Modified from Saveur Magazine, May 2008)
A good way to use up leftover rice

In a stockpot place: Sprinkle with salt at this point. Sautee slowly over medium heat for 15 min (do not brown).

Add: Simmer over medium heat for 30 min.

Add: Simmer for 15 min. Add water or broth if it gets too thick.

Add: Simmer for 5 more min.

Serve plain or with grated cheese.

Note: The original recipe adds 1 tsp cumin seeds, 1/2 tsp dried thyme, and 1 dried chile de arbol (browned with the vegetables), 1/2 lb browned Italian sausage, and 1 c uncooked brown rice (with the lentils).

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Updated: September 7, 2008
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