Split Pea Soup with Brown Rice and Carrots
This is a meal in a bowl- SO hearty and satisfying. Amazing way to use up left over cooked rice also! You can find smoked salt in the bulk section of the market or it also available online at specialty purveyors- it gives it an earthy delicious flavor paired well with the chipotle. Add sautéed or cooked greens in at the end of cooking for added flavor, texture and nutrition. I eat this shit morning noon and night.
2c green split peas, cooked
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
1 clove garlic, smashed and minced
1 large carrot, cut into rounds
1” piece of fresh turmeric, grated
2t chipotle powder
1/2t fresh ground black pepper
1/2t cayenne pepper
1t smoked salt
1 1/2c cooked long grain brown rice
3T extra virgin olive oil
6c boiling water
1t pink salt to taste
Bring 6c of water to a boil.
In a large soup pot, add the olive oil and sauté the onions and garlic until golden and soft. Add the peas, smoked salt, chipotle powder, black and red pepper. Add the peas, mixing them into the vegetables. Add the boiling water and the cooked rice. Bring to a boil and reduce heat and simmer for 30-40 minutes. Th consistency is personal, for a heartier, stew like soup, cook longer with more water but let most of the water cook out. Be sure to adjust your seasonings. In the last 10 minutes of cooking, add the carrots rounds, partially cover the soup so that they will steam/cook in the soup but still hold their shape.