Creamy Vegetable Soup

Creamy Vegetable Soup

Creamy Vegetable Soup

3 (16 ounce) cans low sodium vegetable broth (or chicken broth if you prefer)
4 large carrots, chopped
2 medium potatoes, unpeeled and chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 cup brown rice, uncooked
8 cups fresh broccoli, coarsely chopped
8 cups fresh cauliflower, coarsely chopped
1 cup fresh zucchini, cubed
4 1/2 cups skim milk
1 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground

In a large soup pot, combine broth, carrots, potatoes, onions and rice; cover and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat, simmer for 20 minutes.

Add broccoli, cauliflower and zucchini; simmer for 20 minutes or until veggies are tender. Cool slightly.

Puree half of the mixture in a blender or food processor then return to soup pot. Add milk and pepper; mix well.

Heat through but do not boil.

Serves 16

Please Note: Nutritional values listed may vary from final results depending on actual measurements and brands used to prepare the recipe.

The following items or measurements are not included below:
low sodium vegetable broth

Calories 122
Calories from Fat 7 (5%)
Amount Per Serving %DV
Total Fat 0.8g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.2g 1%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 103mg 4%
Potassium 724mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 24.2g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5.4g 21%
Sugars 3.9g
Protein 6.9g 13%
Vitamin A 4396mcg 87%
Vitamin B6 0.5mg 23%
Vitamin B12 0.3mcg 5%
Vitamin C 82mg 138%
Vitamin E 1mcg 5%
Calcium 155mg 15%
Iron 1mg 6%

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Black Bean Chili

1 teaspoon olive oil
1 medium red onion, diced (1 cup)
2 medium cloves garlic, crushed
1 small red bell pepper, diced (1/2 cup)
1 16-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained (1 1/2 cups)
1 medium tomato cut into 2-inch pieces (1 cup)
1 cup frozen corn
1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 cup fat-free, low-salt chicken broth
1 cup broccoli florets
4 ounces low-fat, honey-roasted ham, diced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 loaf crusty sour dough bread
cooked rice

For garnish:
1/2 ounce grated Monterey Jack cheese (2 tablespoons)
2 scallions, chopped (1/2 cup)

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and saute 3 minutes. Add garlic and red pepper. Saute more 3 minutes. Add black beans, tomatoes, corn, chili powder and cumin.

Mix tomato paste into chicken broth and mix into chili. Simmer, covered, 10 minutes. Add broccoli and ham and simmer 5 more minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Adjust seasonings as desired.

Warm bread in oven for 5 minutes. Slice and serve with chili.

Serve chili over rice and pass cheese and scallions to sprinkle on top.

Serves 2

Please Note: Nutritional values listed may vary from final results depending on actual measurements and brands used to prepare the recipe.

Nutrition information per serving
647 calories (15 percent from fat),
10.6 grams fat,
34 milligrams cholesterol,
37.2 grams protein,
108.4 grams carbohydrates,
17.8 grams fiber,
1,440 milligrams sodium.

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Red Beans Barley and Sausage Stew

Red Beans Barley and Sausage Stew
Red Beans Barley and Sausage Stew

1 pound dried red kidney beans
46 ounces can chicken broth
2 cups water
1 pound smoked sausage, sliced
1 cup barley
2 each bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon thyme

Rinse beans. Place in a large bowl, cover with water and soak overnight. Drain and rinse.

Put all ingredients in a large slow cooker, stir, cover and cook on low for 8 hours.


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Beef Goulash

1-1/2 pounds beef stew meat
2 medium carrots, bias-cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
2 medium onions, thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1-1/4 cups beef broth
1 6-ounce can tomato paste
1 tablespoon Hungarian paprika
1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 bay leaf
1 red or green sweet pepper (bell pepper), cut into bite-size strips
Hot cooked noodles
Dairy sour cream or yogurt
Hungarian paprika (optional)

In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker, combine meat, carrots, onions, and garlic.

In a small bowl, combine broth, tomato paste, the 1 tablespoon paprika, the lemon peel, salt, caraway seeds, black pepper, and bay leaf. Stir into vegetable and meat mixture in cooker.

Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 9 hours or on high-heat setting for 3-1/2 to 4-1/2 hours.

If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. Stir in sweet pepper strips. Cover and cook for 30 minutes more. Discard bay leaf.

Serve with hot cooked noodles. Top with sour cream or yogurt. If desired, sprinkle with additional paprika.

Makes 6 servings.


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Crock Pot Beef Stew

2 pounds beef stew meat cubed
1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 cups beef broth
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 clove garlic
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon paprika
4 carrots — sliced
3 potatoes — diced
1 stalk celery — diced

Place meat in crock-pot.

Mix flour, salt and pepper and pour over meat. Stir to coat meat with flour. Add remaining ingredients and stir well.

Cover and cook on low 10 to 12 hours. (High 4 to 6 hours.) Stir well before serving.


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Shiitake Mushroom Vegetable Soup

12 shiitake mushrooms, fresh or dried, cut or broken into pieces (6-9 pieces/mushroom)
1 cup broccoli florets, cut into bite size pieces
1 onion, medium size, sliced and cut into small pieces
2 oz. water chestnuts, sliced thin
1 cup carrots, shredded
2 cups cabbage, shredded
2 teaspoons garlic, chopped or crushed
1 lb. tofu, cut into small cubes
1 chipotle pepper, finely cut or chopped
1 teaspoon ginger, powdered
1/2 teaspoon mustard, dry powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric, powder
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons corn starch

Put 5-6 cups of water into a pot and place on the stove top on high heat. Add all the ingredients except the soy sauce and corn starch. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to simmer.

In a cup, mix the corn starch with the soy sauce until the corn starch is evenly dispersed. When the onions become translucent, pour in the soy sauce –
corn starch mixture and mix well until all the corn starch is dissolved. Do no let the soup come to a boil. Remove from the stove and serve.

Note: A 1 lb. package of frozen stir-fry vegetables can be substituted for the broccoli and water chestnuts.


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Chicken and Rice Soup

1 cup Water Maid® Medium Grain Rice or River® Medium Grain White Rice
8 cans (10 oz Each) low sodium chicken broth
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup celery, sliced
1 cup carrots, sliced
1/4 cup parsley, snipped
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1 bay leaf
2 cups chicken, cooked and cubed (about 3/4 pound)
2 tablespoons lime juice
lime slices, for garnish

Prepare rice according to package directions.

Combine broth, onion, celery, carrots, parsley, pepper, thyme, and bay leaf in Dutch oven. Bring to a gentle boil; stir once or twice. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered 10 to 15 minutes. Add chicken, simmer, uncovered 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked.

Remove and discard bay leaf.

Before serving stir in rice and lime juice. Garnish with lime slices.

Serves 8


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Egyptian Bean and Vegetable Soup

1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil
1 teaspoon (5ml) whole Cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons (7.5ml) French Dressing Mix
1/4 teaspoon (1.25ml) Harissa
2 bay leaves
1 large carrot, diced
1 cup (250ml) diced tomatoes (fresh or canned)
4 cups (1L) vegetable stock
2 cups (500ml) canned fava (or white kidney) beans
3 tablespoons (45ml) fresh lemon juice
Sea salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon (5ml) mint

In a large pot over medium heat, saute garlic and onions until onions are translcent. Add cumin, French Salad Dressing Mix, Harissa, bay leaves and carrots. Cook for 5 minutes.

Stir in tomatoes and vegetable stock and simmer until carrots are tender (about 15 minutes).

Add fava beans, lemon juice and Mint. Season to taste with sea salt and pepper.

Serves 4 to 6


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Wild Rice Soup

2 tablespoons butter
1 cup each diced carrots, onions and celery
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 cups hot chicken broth
1 cup cooked wild rice, drained
1 cup cubed cooked chicken
1 teaspoon thyme, crushed
1 cup stemmed fresh button mushrooms, cubed
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons white wine Worcestershire Sauce
1 cup fresh or frozen peas
2 teaspoons minced orange peel
3 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Melt butter in Dutch oven and add carrots, onions and celery. Saute’ about 5 minutes; add flour and cook about 5 minutes more, stirring constantly. Add broth and stir to loosen roux from bottom of pan. Add wild rice, chicken and thyme; let simmer for about a half hour, stirring frequently.

Meanwhile, saute’ mushrooms and parsley in olive oil and Worcestershire sauce about 5 minutes; add to soup, along with peas, orange and almonds. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste before serving.

Yield: 6 servings


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Pumpkin Soup (2)

4 lbs. pumpkin, flesh
1 qt. apple juice
1 onion, medium size
1 tablespoon garlic, cloves
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Cayenne pepper or hot sauce, to taste

Begin by baking the pumpkin. We have found that you get about 4 pounds of cooked pumpkin flesh from an 8 pound whole pumpkin. If you do not have a fresh pumpkin, you can substitute either butternut or hubbard squash.

Wash and bake the pumpkin at 350 degrees F. in a conventional oven or in a microwave oven on “high” until the pumpkin becomes tender and begins to sag. Remove the pumpkin from the oven.

Wash and peel the onion and garlic, and place them in a covered dish and bake until cooked. If you are using a conventional oven, you can bake the onion and garlic at the same time you bake the pumpkin.

Cut the pumpkin in half from top to bottom. Remove the seeds and save them for roasting. Scoop the pumpkin flesh off of the rind and place the flesh in the container of a blender. Add some apple juice to aid in blending, cover and run at high speed until smooth. Pour into a large covered microwaveable dish or in a pot. Repeat as necessary until all the pumpkin is pureed. The baked onion and garlic can be pureed with the pumpkin.

Add any remaining apple juice and the other ingredients to the covered dish or pot and mix well.

If cooking in the microwave oven, cook on high for about 15 minutes.

If cooking on the stove top, simmer for about 30 minutes, mixing frequently.


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