Spicy Lentil Soup

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup red split lentils, dry
  • 1/4 cup parboiled brown rice
  • 1 cup corn
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable bouillon
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • cayenne pepper, to taste
  • sea salt, to taste
  • 1 medium tomato
  • ¾ cups fresh cilantro, chopped
  • ½ small avocado, cut into cubes
  • 6 slices whole-grain bread

Instructions:

1. Bring 5 cups water to a boil in a medium soup pot, and immediately add the parboiled rice*, lentils, corn, bouillon, smoked paprika, cayenne, and sea salt.

2. Dice the tomato and add it to the soup. Cook over a medium-low flame for 30 minutes, semi-covered.

3. Taste for any seasonings adjustments and serve with cilantro, avocado cubes, and 2 slices of toast.

* If you can’t find parboiled brown rice, you can use regular brown rice and add 20 minutes to the cooking time.