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Irresistible Carrot Soup

 Irresistible Carrot Soup
Every time I make a pot of this creamy soup, everyone comments on its appealing taste and eye-catching color. It's irresistible.—Anneliese Deising, Plymouth, Michigan
6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + cooling Cook: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 leeks (white portion only), thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 medium carrots, grated
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup cooked long grain rice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mace
  • Dash pepper
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Additional grated carrots, optional

Directions

  • In a 3-qt. saucepan, saute leeks in butter for 1 minute. Add carrots
  • and cook 2 minute longer. Stir in broth, rice, mace and pepper;
  • bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15 minutes or until
  • rice and carrots are tender. Cool slightly. Puree in batches in a
  • blender; return to pan. Add cream; heat though but do not boil.
  • Garnish with carrots if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 217 calories, 16 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 51 mg cholesterol, 1,000 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.