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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 4
  • 1 cup soaked lentils, rinsed
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice, easiest if made in rice cooker
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 celery sticks, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 8cups filtered water
  • ½ cup lemon juice (about 2-3 juicy lemons)
  • ¼ teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 5 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 bay leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • ¼ cup parsley, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • For garnish: lemon slices
  1. Make brown rice following instructions from rice cooker.
  2. Heat coconut oil in soup pot, add 5 chopped garlic cloves, chopped carrots, celery and onion and mix for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add remaining ingredients (except rice and nutritional yeast) and bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and simmer for 30-40 minutes or until the lentils are cooked.
  4. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. When ready to serve, remove bay leaves, add rice to a serving bowl followed by a serving of the lentil soup. Top with nutritional yeast and lemon slices.
Recipe by Marissa Rodriguez Lifestyle at