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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Papa Bill's Lentil Soup



  • Ingredients
  • 1 pound cleaned brown lentil peas
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups homemade chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup rice
  • 1 large carrot finely chopped
  • Greek Seasoning: A dash of oregano
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 cup finely chopped celery
Directions

  1. Saute onion, carrots, and celery in olive oil.. use low heat
  2. Add chicken stock and 6 cups of water
  3. Add Lentils
  4. Add oregano, bay leaf, salt and pepper
  5. Bring to a boil
  6. Lower heat to simmer, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes. Add rice. Bring to a boil and cook slowly for 30 minutes or until rice and lentils are tender
Serve with feta cheese, crusty hard bread, and a nice Greek Salad

Serves 6

Thanks to my cousin, Barbara Ann, for the recipe




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Ingredients I must have in my kitchen (It's a long list, but I try and have these items on hand)

  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Cheese
  • Cumin
  • Curry
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Fresh Bread
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Fresh Garlic
  • Fresh Parsley
  • Greek Oregano
  • Kalamata Olives
  • Lemon ( At least 3 or 4 ALWAYS)
  • Peppers (Wax, Jalapeno, banana)
  • Red Wine Vinegar
  • Regular Olive Oil
  • Rice
  • Salad Ingredients
  • Sea Salt
  • Spanish Olives
  • White Balsamic Vinegar
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