Progresso offers a gluten free Lentil soup and it's found in the regular soup aisle at the grocery store. Thank goodness for inexpensive, wheat free soup options. I've had a difficult time finding any regular soup without wheat flour.
Tonight, I decided to cook some rice and see where the creativity took me.
Lentil Soup with Rice
- 19 oz. can of Progresso Lentil Soup
- 1 cup of jasmine rice
- 1/2 medium sweet onion, minced or finely chopped
- 1/2 green pepper, minced or finely chopped
- 1 TBSP of Penzey's Pasta Sprinkle or Basil & Thyme
- Optional: 3-6 shakes of crushed red pepper or a few pinches of chili powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
Heat the soup in a microwaveable bowl with the veggies and seasoning. Bring rice to a boil in a sauce pan over high heat, reduce the heat to low and stir occasionally until tender. Pour the soup over a portion of rice. Serve and enjoy.
Personalize this recipe with your favorite vegetables: tomato, mushroom, jalapeno, fresh basil and more. The choice is yours! There is no limit.
It's the simplest recipe with a ton of perks.
► 1 can of Progresso Lentil Soup = 160 calories per 1 cup
► Divide the can of Lentil Soup into thirds - 1 for dinner that night, 1 for your lunch the next day and 1 for your significant others lunch.
► Depending on your part of the country, 1 can of soup costs approximately $1.50 to $2. 1 cup of rice will cost you about $0.50. Add a few veggies and the meal is still under $5.
► Lentils are packed with nutrients that your body will appreciate. According to Wikipedia, lentils are a legume with high protein, fiber, vitamin B and iron.
► Time Saver Alert!! The best perk is that I was able to make 3 meals or portions in under 10 minutes.
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