French Lentil Brown Rice

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1 leek, washed thoroughly and finely sliced

2 carrots, diced

2 celery sticks, diced

1 1/2 cups French Lentils, rinsed and drained

1/2 cup brown rice, rinsed and drained

1 teaspoon Herbes de Provence (or substitute 1/2 teaspoon oregano, 1/2 teaspoon thyme)

6-8 cups vegetable broth

salt and pepper to taste

Saute leek, carrot and celery in olive oil until soft, about 5 minutes. Add lentils, brown rice, herbs and broth. Simmer 30-45 minutes until lentils and rice are tender.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.