This versatile vitamin-filled hearty lentil stoup is a New Year's favorite of Rachael's family. It freezes well, so prepare it ahead of time as a make-ahead meal and enjoy it throughout the cold winter months.tags: soups and stoups dinner lunch cheese rice, grains and breads pork poultry vegetables lamb sauté boil simmer more
Rach's recipe was inspired by a traditional Tuscan recipe for this substantial side, luncheon or light supper dish. If desired for a meal, serve with a salad. Plan to allow the strata to chill overnight or for a minimum of a couple of hours before cooking for 45 minutes.
For a vegetarian-friendly meal, feel free to substitute vegetable stock for the chicken stock.