Mg-Rich Recipe: Everything But the Kitchen Sink Soup

Mg-Rich Recipe: Everything But the Kitchen Sink Soup

As you learned in our blog post Magnesium: Why You Need it & How to Get More of it, Magnesium (Mg) plays a vital role in our body’s function. Making sure you get enough will also help to keep your chronic pain under control. If you want to add more magnesium into your next meal, try this tasty Mg-packed recipe for Everything but the Kitchen Sink Soup.

*This recipe can also be cooked in a crock pot (see further instructions below)


  • 1 cup cooked lentils (can cook fresh but can also use uncooked)
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • ½ cup chopped carrots
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • ½ cup stewed tomatoes
  • 1 cup kale or spinach
  • Olive oil
  • ½ clove garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ cup basmati rice (regular brown rice will work well too – add in uncooked)
  • 4-6 cups of chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Black pepper – to taste
  • 2 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoon paprika
  • (Optional) add in à ½ cup chopped zucchini or corn
  • Parmesan cheese
  • 8-10 ounces (1-2 cup) cooked/leftover turkey/ham/chicken.



(Makes 6-8 cups)

  1. In a large pot, sauté garlic, celery, carrots, and onion in butter or oil until tender.
  2. Add lentils to vegetables mixture. Pour in broth and rice and bring to a boil then lower temperature down to a simmer for 20-30 minutes until rice and lentils are almost cooked.
  3. Note: if you want a thicker “stew” like consistency, keep the broth to 4 cups, if you want a more “soupy” consistency add more water/broth.
  4. Next, add in tomatoes (with juice), Spinach or Kale, the rest of herbs and spices, and cooked meat (if adding this part). Simmer for additional 15-20 minutes more. Top with Parmesan cheese and serve.

TIP: If you want Spinach or Kale to be more tender add these ingredients in during the first step with other vegetables before lentils and rice. 

For Crockpot use – dump all ingredients into crockpot and cook on low for 4-6 hours, until rice/lentils are tender.


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