The ratio of water to lentil/rice is 2:1. With a change in seasoning and vegetables it can become a whole different dish. Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. But switching up your side dishes can bring a refreshing change to a classic comfort food dish. It’s also budget friendly because what’s more economical than lentils and rice? After reading all of the reviews, clearly the amount of liquid is one issue, so I upped it to 3:1. Well...I also did not read the reviews before I made this "soup". Definitely reduce the salt if you use less rice and lentils though. Cover and cook on high 5-6 hours or low 8 hours depending on your specific slow cooker. If using the cheese add it individually to each serving. We took them ourselves. Maybe too little liquid for the amount of lentil/rice called for? It is by no means soup, but it does taste good. This is a thick soup but that is what makes it really good. None of this helped I ended up with a large gloppy lumps. I soaked the lentils for 14 hours. Add comma separated list of ingredients to exclude from recipe. Please consult a qualified doctor or trained nutritionist for specific nutrition advice. I used about 3/4 tsp garlic powder. Is it really that bad?!?! Simply add all of the ingredients to the slow cooker, stir and … I simmered it on the stove for another half hour to soften the lentils that didn't cook through added a little Polish Sausage and it was pretty good soup but I've got a gallon of it now! Place the rice and lentils in a large bowl, cover with water and soak overnight or at least 6 hours. I prefer to soak the lentils in water overnight and set the crockpot on high for aobut half of the cook time. It’s best to use a firmer variety of lentil like black, french green or brown. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. By combining legumes and grains you get a complete protein so this can be a main dish or as a side dish with another protein if you prefer. I used 1 cup of rice and 1 cup of lentils. They hold their shape better without becoming mushy. Thankfully I was home to keep an eye on the crock pot otherwise I'm sure I would have ended up with lentil sludge as well. You saved Slow Cooker Lentil Rice Soup to your. I can't say anything that hasn't already been said about this recipe. Naked Eating is about providing your body with the healthiest, most nutritious foods available, it’s peeling back the layers and revealing the true you, it’s about ditching the negative factors in your life and opening yourself up to positive changes. I actually will try this soup again using a half cup each of lentils and brown rice. It could have used more, but oh well. It’s done when the rice is tender and most of the liquid has been cooked down. It’s about living in harmony with the environment, our communities, our families and ourselves. Info. Cover and cook on high 5-6 hours or low 8 hours depending on your specific slow cooker. Drain and place in the slow cooker along with the rest of the ingredients except the cheese if using. I believe this recipe has a misprint; the dry lentils and rice should only be 1 cup each or maybe even 1/2 cup each. I used 2 cups vegetable broth and 7 cups of water. Length of cooking time seems to also be an issue, so I only cooked it 4 hours on low which was enough. Spinach Salad with Spring Surprise Dressing, Naked Eating – Starting Out – Positive Changes Start Now, 1 can (14.5 ounces) low sodium diced tomatoes, 5 ounces fresh spinach, chopped or frozen, but thaw and drain first, 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper or to taste, 1 package (8 ounces) non dairy cheese (optional). Very hearty and makes a huge batch! Allrecipes is part of the Meredith Food Group. It should be taken off the site. I followed suggestions of previous reviewers. Drain and place in the slow cooker along with the rest of the ingredients except the cheese if using. Also, reviewers complained about blandness. Place the lentils, rice, carrots, celery, onion, water, broth, garlic powder, ground black pepper and … Another plus is that it’s one of the most versatile recipes I have. I was very surprised to come home and find all the water had been absorbed! Place the lentils, rice, carrots, celery, onion, water, broth, garlic powder, ground black pepper and salt in a slow cooker. I agree that the amount of lentils and rice should be cut in half and some spices need to be added. I added extra water and vegetable broth to try and make it more of a soup and soaked my lentils before cooking.