Many canned soup are bland and boring on their own, but when used as an ingredient they can be a very convenient way to prepare a quick, heathy meal.
Lazy Day Rice and Lentils
1 can (19-ounce) lentil soup, plus enough water to measure 3 cups
1/2 cup dry white wine
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 onion, finely chopped
1 cup arborio rice
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
salt and pepper to taste
Put the soup and water mixture in a covered pot and the wine in a small ovenproof container and put the out with the Sun Oven to preheat.
Wait until the soup and wine are hot before continuing, about 20 minutes.
In a separate, stackable pot, combine the butter, onion and rice. Place the covered pot in the Sun Oven over the soup, cover and cook until the onion is translucent, about 10 minutes. Pour the hot wine over the rice and stir. Replace the cover and cook until the wine has been absorbed, about 3 minutes. Stir in the hot soup, replace the cover and cook until the rice has absorbed all the liquid, about 20 minutes. Remove the rice from the Sun Oven and stir in the cheese and parsley.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.