06 Aug ・ BY Pujita

#MightyMeals: A Mediterranean Monday

Start your week with a taste of the Mediterranean. Today’s #MightyMeals features a delicious and simple recipe for a Moroccan Harira Soup. With something this tasty, you’ll have all the energy you need to rice and shine!

Harira Soup: 4 servings 

Ingredients
  • 3 tbsp basmati rice 
  • 1/4 cup chickpeas
  • 3 tbsp red lentils 
  • 1/2 onion 
  • 2 rib celery
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger 
  • 1 (28 fl. oz) canned tomatoes 
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp turmeric 
  • 1 tsp coriander 
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Cut ½ an onion and celery to small dice.
  2. Soak lentils in cold water. Grate fresh ginger. 
  3. Toast all your spices and grind them up in either a pestle and mortar, or coffee grinder. (Note: you can also use ground spices)
  4. In a medium sized pot, soften the diced onion for 3-5 minutes on low heat with 3 tbsp of oil. Add diced celery and saute on low heat for another 3-5 minutes. 
  5. Add ginger and spices,  add the can of tomatoes with 2 cups of water. Stir and bring to boil. Turn the heat down and simmer for 30 minutes. 
  6. Add chickpeas, drained lentils and rice. Simmer for another 20 minutes or until the rice is tender. 
  7. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve. 
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