Sarah's Creamy Carrot Soup
This rich soup is a very easy recipe. It doesn't take very long & half of it is cook time. Another easy recipe that's perfect to make while this one simmers is Carrot Cake.
you'll need: 2 large onions, chopped 4 tablespoons butter 1 pound carrots, shredded (that's the hardest part) 4-6 cups stock (chicken or your favorite stock) 1/2 cup uncooked rice 4 shallots or green onions, minced 1-2 tablespoons dried chervil (Sarah uses this, but I've never bothered to find it & the soup's still fantastic) salt & pepper to taste 1/3 cup orange juice 1 cup heavy cream (I use half & half with a little extra butter & sometimes even just milk if that's all I've got) 1/2 cup sour cream nutmeg around 2 hours (30 minutes actual work time) Serves 6-8 Saute onions in butter until translucent. Add carrots & toss over medium heat until wilted. Add chicken stock & bring to boil. Add rice, shallots, chervil, salt & pepper. Simmer 40 minutes. Puree & bring back to boil (okay, so the puree part is hard too -- careful, don't burn yourself!!!). Take it off heat & add oj, cream, sour cream & dust with nutmeg. If you want a chunkier texture, only puree half or so. Maybe have a glass of wine while you're cooking it, too!