Sunday, July 25, 2010

Yummy Carrot Soup

When I was a little girl, my favorite book was called "The Tawny Scrawny Lion." Short story shorter, there was a lion who didn't eat anything and was way too skinny, so to fatten him up a family of bunnies made him some carrot soup. I thought carrot soup was a myth until I discovered this recipe. It's so simple, you won't believe it tastes so good!

What you need:

4 Tbs butter
12 carrots, sliced
2 onions, sliced
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
pinch of thyme
8 cups vegetable or chicken broth
1/2 c rice
splash of cooking sherry

What You Do

Melt butter in a large pot and add the carrots and onions. Simmer for 10 minutes with the lid on.
Add the broth, thyme, salt, and pepper. Bring to a simmer.
Add rice and sherry. Simmer on medium heat for 35 minutes.
In a blender, add 1 ladle-full of the soup mixture and puree until it is the consistency you like - I am a fan of a very smooth, creamy texture.

Gobble it all up on a rainy day :)

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