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This spicy lentil soup recipe is of my favorite soups and is easy to make. My wish is for you to have fun and enjoy this lifestyle, and eating delicious meals is part of the process. Enjoy!

Note: If you can’t find parboiled brown rice, you can use regular brown rice and add 20 minutes to the cooking time.

Spicy Red Lentil Soup


  • 1 cup red split lentils, dry
  • 1/4 cup parboiled brown rice
  • 1 cup corn

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable bouillon
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • cayenne
 pepper, to taste
  • sea salt, to taste
  • 1 medium tomato
  • ¾ cups fresh cilantro, chopped
  • ½ small avocado, cut into cubes
  • 6 slices whole-grain bread


  1. Bring 5 cups water to a boil in a medium soup pot, and immediately add the parboiled rice, lentils, corn, bouillon, smoked paprika, cayenne, and sea salt.
  2. Dice the tomato and add it to the soup. Cook over a medium-low flame for 30 minutes, semi-covered.
  3. Taste for any seasonings adjustments and serve with cilantro, avocado cubes, and 2 slices of toast.

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JenX2 months ago
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This is good! Easy and quick, tasty and filling. Will make again. I put a squeeze of lemon juice in my bowl of soup—perfect.

Lynette9 months ago
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We have been eating this soup for six years and never reviewed it – my hubby always makes it for me and tonight is my first night so I had to review! We double the recipe (we’ve used basmati when out of brown rice) and when doubling we use a while can of toms (often fire roasted, but whatever we got works perfectly) — it’s SO GOOD, I remember requesting it as a BDAY food one year!! Love love love.

Sandra K. Todoroff9 months ago
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I doubled the recipe. I used vegetable broth instead of water. I added pepper flakes instead of the cayenne which I’m not a fond of. I quartered Campari tomatoes. Added 6 green onions, sliced at an angle. It was a little bland so I added a smidge of Better Than Bouillon vegetable base. I was pleased with the outcome! Thanks for getting me started!

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