Today I am going to share with you, a family soup recipe.
My mother in-law gave me this recipe the first year we were married. Since carrots are one of the cheapest things to buy in the fall, this soup is budget friendly and delicious.
Cream of Carrot Soup
1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cups carrot
3 cups of chicken soup base
1/2 cup long grain rice
1/2 tsp salt
1tsp thyme/basil (depending on your taste)
Add any herbs and spices that you like, this soup really takes on flavour and it's great if you want to add nutmeg or cloves for fall flavour.
2 cups milk
Sautee onions in butter until golden. Add carrot until coated with butter. Add soup base, herbs and rice, cover and simmer until carrots are tender. Add salt. And puree (Usually I can do this in 3rds without it overflowing on me. Put back in the pot, and add milk. Feel free to garnish with whatever fresh herbs you have around.
This soup is pretty filling. The rice makes it more than just 'soup' (since my husband needs more than just soup for dinner) and I serve it with some garlic bread or fresh buns... YUM!