Hearty and warming cabbage soup

Monday, February 14, 2011

My last couple of CSA boxes have contained different kinds of cabbage and, while I like cabbage, I don't eat it as often as I do other things. With a small Savoy cabbage threatening to go south in my fridge, I decided to throw together some soup. This was one of those "something-out-of-nothing" kind of nights for dinner because I didn't have much else to work with. This soup turned out great- hearty enough for a meal and really tasty too.

Hearty and Warming Cabbage Soup

1 small green cabbage (Savoy works well), thinly sliced
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 large onion, finely chopped
1 large potato, chopped (leave the peel on for extra fiber and iron)
1 cup French green lentils (I used truRoots sprouted green lentils which I found at Costco), rinsed
1/2 cup brown rice or other hearty grain (I used truRoots germinated Gaba rice from Costco), uncooked and rinsed  
1 cube of Rapunzel vegetable bouillon with sea salt and herbs (optional)
6-8 cups of water
Salt and black pepper to taste

  1. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large soup pot. Add the onion and potato and cook for a few minutes. Add the cabbage, water, bouillon cube (or 1 tsp sea salt), lentils, and rice. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and let simmer until the lentils and rice are fully cooked*. Taste for salt and season with pepper.
*If you use the sprouted lentils and germinated rice, this soup should be ready in about 30 minutes. Other grains or regular rice will take a little longer.

This soup is loaded with protein, iron, vitamin C, and fiber courtesy of the lentils. Serve it with warm bread to make your mouth extra happy on a cold night!

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