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11.02.2010

Asparagus Soup

ASPARAGUS SOUP adapted from Vegetarian cooking for everyone













1 bunch asparagus
6 cups vegetable broth or water
1 1/2 T olive oil or butter
1 small onion, chopped
2 T brown rice uncooked
salt and pepper
lemon juice to taste

Slice the asparagus into three parts: ends, middles and tips. Chop the middles and set the tips aside. Use the asparagus ends and greens in the stock.

Heat the oil in a soup pot. Add the onion and rice and saute over medium high heat for 8 minutes, until onion is slightly colored. Add 1 cup stock and stew 10-12 minutes. Add the chopped asparagus - ends and middle and simmer partially covered 12-15 minutes.  Cool a little bit then puree and pass through a food mill to get rid of any of the fibers.  Add  pepper to taste and lemon if needed.  I used boullion cubes and it was very salty. I used 3 cubes for 6 cups, and I think next time I would only use 1 or 1.5.  IT didn't need salt. Keep on the stove warm. 

Meanwhile, drop the tips into boiling salted water and cook till tender, 4 minutes and add as garnish to the finished soup. It was delicious with brown rice crisps!


5 comments:

  1. I agree. Sounds like an interesting recipe. I've never heard of having it in soup!

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  2. love making homemade soups this time of year. never tried asparagus soup...but i'm going to have to now!

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  3. Getting all caught up!
    Love the asparagus soup, just printed out the receipe, thanks!
    And Nick looked sooo cute! Kit-Kat's are my fav, too!
    Have a good week girlie!

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  4. I love roasted asparagus, but I've never thought to make it into a soup. Looks great!

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