Sunday, February 19, 2012

Peter Rabbit (Carrot) Soup

Sometimes I'll categorize a post in more than one, like this one - not only did I place it under vegetarian recipes, but also kids - as what could make a better kids' meal than something named after an adorable, beloved rabbit, and that's oh-so-good for them?

2 Tbsp. butter
1 lb. baby carrots, chopped
1 lb. parsnips, peeled and chopped
1 onion, diced
dash salt/pepper
2 32 oz. containers vegetable broth
1/3 cup uncooked brown rice
1/2 cup milk (optional)
toppings (optional): sour cream, chives, pepper

Melt butter in a large pot.  Add veggies, salt and pepper.  Saute until onion is tender.  Add broth and bring to a boil.  Add rice.  Simmer over medium heat 40 minutes.  Remove from heat, add milk and blend (may divide into 2 batches).  Top as desired.

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