Lentil, Brown Rice, and Sausage Soup

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 93.9
  • Total Fat: 2.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 10.6 mg
  • Sodium: 579.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 10.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.6 g
  • Protein: 8.0 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Lentil, Brown Rice, and Sausage Soup calories by ingredient


You can make this as tangy as you like with the addition of cider vinegar at the end. Makes salt unnecessary, You can make this as tangy as you like with the addition of cider vinegar at the end. Makes salt unnecessary,
Number of Servings: 10


    2½ cups chicken or vegetable broth
    1½ cups water
    ¾ cup lentils, picked over and rinsed
    ½ cup brown rice
    15-ounce can diced tomatoes with juice
    2 Italian sausages, cooked, quartered lengwise, and sliced
    3 carrots, halved lengthwise and sliced crosswise
    ½ onion, chopped
    1 stalk of celery, chopped
    2 garlic cloves, minced
    ½ tsp dried basil(
    ½ tsp dried oregano
    ½ tsp dried thyme
    1 bay leaf
    2 tb vinegar, or to taste
    Salt and pepper to taste
    2½ cups more water


In a heavy kettle combine the broth, 1½ cups water, the lentils, the rice, the tomatoes with juice, the sausages, the carrots, the onion, the celery, the garlic, the basil, the oregano, the thyme, and the bay leaf. Bring the liquid to a boil and simmer the mixture, covered, stirring occasionally, for 45 to 55 minutes, or until the lentils and rice are tender. Stir in the vinegar and salt and pepper to taste and discard the bay leaf. The soup will be thick and will thicken as it stands. Thin the soup with additional 2½ cups water.

Makes about 10 1-cup servings.
Adapted from Gourmet January 1991

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CHRISTINEDC.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    I added a little more rice to thicken it up a little- seemed kind of watery. Good flavor. - 9/28/08

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    This was okay, but not a favorite of anyone in my household. My kids thought it was too spicy. - 12/13/07

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    awesome!! hubby loved it too - 11/20/07

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    Next time I would decrease the vinegar to 1/4 cup or possibly omit it altogether. - 11/12/07

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    It's very good. Don't expect lentil soup. More like vegetable soup, but also has lentils. The classico with italian sausage gives it a really nice flavor. - 11/3/07