Add vegetable broth and water to a large soup pot on medium high heat.
Add ingredients in order listed: lentils, brown rice, undrained can of diced tomatoes, chopped onion, diced celery stalk, minced garlic cloves, basil, oregano, thyme, bay leaf, parsley, salt and zucchini.Reducing heat to medium once bubbling.
Once all ingredients are added, reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20 more minutes or until the lentils and rice are both tender. Remove and discard the bay leaf.
If necessary, thin the soup with additional hot broth or water or ice cubes when serving.Serve with fresh ground black pepper, salt to taste, and optionally whole grain crackers.
If you don't have zucchini, carrots also work well.
Lovely Lentil and Brown Rice Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 / 8th of recipe)
Calories 297Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Vitamin C 24.3mg29%
Vitamin A 530IU11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.