Prepare the ingredients for making your Arabic Lentil Soup recipe
Heat a pot on medium heat and sauté the chopped onion, carrot, and celery until soft.
Stir in garlic and spices, sautéing until aromatic, about a minute.
Mix in tomato puree or chopped tomatoes.
Add the lentils and rice to the Arabic lentil soup pot and stir to coat in the onion and spice mixture.
Add the stock, bring to a boil, then lower the heat to let it simmer.
Finish the Arabic lentil soup recipe with fresh lemon juice. Garnish with extra lemon, cilantro, or parsley for a burst of flavor!