In a large stock pot (or some other deep pot) bring the water to a boil. Add the lentils and rice (or whatever grain you choose) and garlic, onions, and celery.
Let these cook covered over low heat for 15-20 minutes.
Add everything else and let it all simmer for 40 minutes to 1 hour. Add water if you like it more “soupy.”[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Vegan Rice Lentil Soup – – – [/wpurp-searchable-recipe]