Naughty Bits -- Published Work by Gina Marie
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
You had me with wand blender
Goodness! These carrots just don't stop! Check out these lovely leggy showgirls. Kick it ladies!
Donna George Storey sent this elegant, simple, healthy and gorgeous carrot soup recipe. Hurry to the farmer's market this month and whip some up (one of the recommended tools is a wand blender. God, just seeing "puree with wand blender" in print makes me sweat). This recipe serves 8, but it looks like it would double or even triple nicely. I'm sure any leftovers would freeze quite well for those winter evenings when something quick and colorful is called for.
Thanks so much Donna!
Donna's Carrot Dill Soup
2T butter or extra virgin olive oil
2 onions, sliced
2 lbs carrots, peeled and sliced, preferably sweet, fresh ones from the farmer’s market
6 1/2 cups or more chicken broth
2 T Arborio or medium grain rice
2 T chopped fresh dill
Melt butter in stock pot over medium high heat.
Add onions and sauté until translucent, 5-10 minutes.
Stir in carrots, add stock and rice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered until vegetables are tender, about 35 minutes. Puree soup with wand blender, stir in dill. Season with salt and pepper.