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Rice and Carrot Soup

 Rice and Carrot Soup
I first sampled this colorful carrot soup at a local Victorian tea room and wouldn't leave until I had the recipe in hand. The chef was kind enough to share it with me so I could enjoy it anytime at home.
4-5 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 50 min.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3 cups chopped carrots
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons uncooked long grain rice
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, saute the onion in 2 tablespoons butter. Add the
  • carrots, broth and rice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and
  • simmer for 25 minutes or until carrots and rice are tender. Cool
  • slightly.
  • Transfer to a blender; cover and process until smooth. Return to pan.
  • Add the cream, tomato paste, salt, pepper and remaining butter; heat
  • through. Yield: 4-5 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 214 calories, 16 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 51 mg cholesterol, 903 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein.