Creamy Gingered Carrot Soup with Wild Rice

Summary

Yield
Servings
SourceAdapted from Heaven's Banquet
Prep time1 hour
Cooking time30 minutes
Total time1 hour, 30 minutes

Description

The sweetness and smoothness of carrots is a wonderful match for the earthiness of wild rice, and the soup always feels like a complete meal. Extra soup freezes well and makes a good standby.

Ingredients

1/3 cup
wild rice
1 1/2 cup
water
1/3 cup
butter
2 tablespoons
ginger, fresh
6 cups
carrots
1 1/2 cup
celery
1/2 teaspoon
salt
4 cups
vegetable stock
1/2 cup
orange juice
   
salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Bring the water to a boil and stir in the wild rice. Cover, reduce the heat, and simmer until the water is absorbed and the rice is tender, 50-60 min.

Meanwhile, melt the butter or ghee in a large soup pot. Add the ginger, carrots, celery, and salt. Stir, cover, and cook over a low heat until the vegetables are very tender, 30-40 min.

Puree the vegetables, stock, and orange juice in a blender or food processor. Add wild rice to soup and reheat. Thin with more vegetable stock if necessary. Season to taste with salt and pepper.