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
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.