After visiting Claudia this morning and watching the video she had posted on “Great Depression Cooking”, I was inspired to make a big pot of lentils and rice soup for supper.
I keep a large jar of lentils on hand at all times as well as rice and beans.
Things can get economically tough sometime and lentils, beans and rice make a very nutritious and economical meal.
I used my recipe “Lentil Soup Italian Style” to make this lentil and rice soup. I omitted the potatoes and added a little over 1/4 cup of rice (not instant) instead. I also used fresh basil from my herb garden rather than the dried basil. This took about 25 minutes to cook.