Saute onions, celery, carrots in olive oil with added water 1 table spoon at a time if vegetables dry out 10 mins.
add 4 to 6 cups of water and bring to a boil.
add the vegetable broth packets.
Add the forzen vegetables to the pot bring heat to med and cover pot with a slight slant so some steam can escape.. Let cook til almost fully cooked through.
Add lentils and cover again leaving heat on medium. Cook until lentils are tender, about 10 minutes.
Add rice or pasta and cook until rice or pasta is done. Check the vegetables and lentils to make sure they are cooked through.
Let the soup simmer on medium low to allow flavours to meld. Add salt and pepper to taste. Eat when satisfied!