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Shouroba Addis (Lentil Soup)

A deeply satisfying and nourishing soup, shouraba addis offers a gentle spice and herb flavoring that can stand on its own or be enjoyed with flatbread. Served with a sparkling cucumber-tomato salad dressed with lemon juice, this soup becomes a delicious well-balanced meal. Recipe Servings: Serves 4
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Total Time
1 hour
Vegetarian
Vegan
Gluten Free
Dairy Free
Kosher
Halal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (200 g) red lentils
  • 1/4 cup (50 g) rice
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) olive oil
  • 1 medium chopped onion
  • 2 chopped garlic cloves
  • 6 cups (1.4 l) water
  • 2 threads saffron
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon (5 g) salt
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) chopped parsley

Directions

  1. Sauté onion and garlic in olive oil on medium high heat for 3 minutes.
  2. Add rice and coat with mixture.
  3. Add lentils, water, saffron, cinnamon, and cumin. Bring to a boil.
  4. Simmer on medium low for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
  5. Serve garnished with parsley.