Winter Cold = Comforting Soup


Comforting Lentil Soup

serves 4
2 teaspoons oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 large carrot, chopped
1 1/2 cups lentils, rinsed
1/3 cup brown rice
4 cups chicken stock
4 cups water
2 springs thyme
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 tablespoon soy sauce
salt and pepper to taste
Parmesan cheese, grated (optional)
In a medium-size pot, heat oil at medium high heat.  Add onions and garlic, saute until soft, about 5 minutes.  Add carrot, lentils, rice, stock, water, thyme, basil and oregano.  Bring to a boil, then simmer for 45 minutes.  Add soy sauce, salt and pepper to taste.  Serve passing Parmesan cheese.

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