From the kitchen of Diomira Putano.  A few basic ingredients
make a simple soup.  This was in the first Family Cookbook.
Sauté:
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped fine
1 potato, diced
1 stalk celery & some leaves, chopped fine
3/4 c lentils, rinsed
1 1/2 tsp salt, or to taste
black pepper, to taste
1 c cooked brown rice**
Sauté for a few minutes.

Add:
2 1/2 quarts water
2 carrots, cut each in half
Bring to a boil.
Cook on low for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
When carrots are cooked, remove, mash & return to soup.

**White rice is added at the end.  Brown rice needs to be
rinsed a few times with fresh water.
"Happy are those who dream dreams and are
ready to pay the price to make them come true."
Lentil Soup
I ommitted the potato and added an extra carrot to the above
batch.
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