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Sababa's Famous Lentil Soup


- 1.25 cups red lentils

- 1/2 cup white rice

- 1/3 cup vegetable oil

- 1 large yellow onion, chopped

- 6 cups warm water

- 1 tbsp vegetable stock

- 1 tbsp ground cumin

- 1 tbsp olive oil

- 1 tbsp salt or to taste

* lemon wedges optional

Soak lentils and rice in warm water. Add onion to hot vegetable oil in a large saucepan. Add the 6 cups water and bring to a boil. Drain soaking lentils and rice, rinse well then add to boiling water with onion and boil 15 to 20 minutes. Add vegetable stock, cumin, olive oil and salt. Serve each bowl with wedge of lemon. Makes 8 cups.


If you have not tried our soup, it is to die for. It is one of our specialties here at Sababa. Often imitated but never duplicated. Also offered for take out.

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