Yield: 10+ Servings
Prep: 2 hours
2 c. dried lentils
2 c. rice (brown is healthiest)
11 c. water or chicken broth or both (if you don’t have any broth, bullion will add some flavor)
1 1/2 tsp. paprika
salt & pepper to taste
If not using broth, heat water and add bullion cubes. You don’t have to make the exact amount’s worth of chicken broth, but a few cubes will add flavor. Or just pour broth into the pan. Add rice & lentils. Bring to a boil and then simmer. While water is coming to a boil, brown the sausage and add to the pot. Let simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Dice carrots and onion. Add to soup along with paprika. Let simmer another 35-45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Salt and pepper to taste.
This recipe costs less than $10 to make and has at least 10 servings. Most of the cost $4 is in the sausage, so you can always add more lentils and throw in some pepper for spice. Or use leftover meat.