964741 -- HEARTY TOMATO SOUP
In a heavy pot saute until onion is golden: Oil as needed
1 clove garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
Add, stir and saute until rice is a little roasty: 2 tbsp. whole wheat flour
3/4 c. raw brown rice (or 1 1/2 c.
Add: 1 (28 oz.) can tomatoes, chopped &
mashed with a spoon
2 tsp. salt (optional)
4 white peppercorns or lots of
freshly ground black pepper
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. basil
Have ready: 3 c. milk, hot
1 tbsp. butter
If starting with rice which is raw, cook until rice is done, about 45 minutes.
If using precooked rice, cook until flavors mingle, at least 15 minutes. Remove
from heat. For a more elegant soup, puree it in the blender or a sieve. Add
milk and butter and more salt and pepper if needed. Warm but do NOT boil.
Delicious with oatmeal bread. 6 servings.