• 1/2 cup dry lentils
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 (6 ounce) package uncooked wild rice
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can vegetable broth
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded American cheese


Rinse and sort lentils, discarding any debris or blemished lentils.

Combine lentils and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Let stand for 1 hour, covered. Drain and rinse lentils.

Using a medium saucepan cook rice according to package directions.

In a medium stock pot add lentils, cooked rice, vegetable broth, frozen mixed vegetables, milk and American cheese. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered for 20 minutes. Garnish as desired.