So, I spent the past couple days fighting a cold and catching up on Gossip Girl (don’t judge!). Today most my energy came back so I made a soup that I came up with last year, as a vegetarian’s answer to chicken noodle soup. Now I should remind you, I’m not a chef and all of this is highly modifiable!
If you aren’t a fan of ginger or garlic you can leave these out but they are both so good for fighting colds!
I like to use Rapunzel vegetable broth cubes that you can find at a natural foods grocery store. It’s easier to keep these on hand than a liquid broth, plus they pack more flavor and are cheaper!
Alright… let’s make soup! In a big pot, add a tablespoon of olive oil and the ginger and garlic. Saute briefly, just to release a little of the flavor. Add the water, broth, carrots, celery, and rice, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer covered until the carrots are soft and the rice is cooked, about 20 minutes. Add the chopped cabbage and let it wilt, about 5 more minutes.
The rice in this soup tends to absorb the broth so if you have leftovers you can add a little more water when re-heating. The broth is really flavorful and comforting, and the veggies make you feel like you are instantly getting better.
I should also probably tell you I’m not a doctor, in case you were wondering :) That means if any of these tips don’t sound right for you, don’t do them! Mmmmmkay?This entry was posted in Recipes and tagged recipes, vegetarian. ← la lista: book wish list… the return of my Etsy shop… →