Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Healthy Kale Soup with Brown Rice Medley

My friend Lovey and I have been on a "kale" kick.  Aside from the nutritional values, it's delicious and makes you feel good.  This is my spin on a healthy kale soup --

Ingredients --
  • 5 cups of chicken broth
  • Juice of 1 meyer lemon
  • 1 T of zest from meyer lemon
  • 1 T of horseradish
  • 1 bunch of kale
  • sliced white mushrooms
  • handful of snow peas
  • 1 large sliced carrot
  • 1 bunch of sliced scallions (i use whites only)
  • 1 handful of cherry tomatoes
  • Trader Joe's Brown Rice Medley (or any kind of brown rice will work well.  But this mix is so interesting.  It's an unusual combination of long-grain brown rice, black barley and daikon radish seeds. )

I put the chicken broth together in a large stock pot and added the lemon juice, zest and horseradish.
Then i added the carrots and let them cook for about 10 minutes. 
Next i added all of the other vegetables other than the cherry tomatoes and let everything simmer for about 30 minutes, or until the brown rice was ready.  Just before you're ready to serve, you can add the tomatoes.

While the veggies were simmering, i made the brown rice medley. 

Spoon some of the rice in a bowl, and ladle over the soup.

This would also be delicious with steamed shellfish.  Oh well... next time!

Buon appetito!

1 comment:

  1. The soup looks and sounds very good!! I, for me, just don't know about the tomatoes. I don't always like them in soups, or eggs for that matter. I did however hear through the vine...not the tomatoe but grape vine, that it is very good. So I will give it a try.