Bobby’s Fast; Simple Carrot Basmati Rice Soup

Carrot Basmati Rice Soup
Great soup to make at the beginning of the week and have with meals or as a snack.

carrotsPreparation time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients
-8 tablespoons butter
-4 medium onions, sliced
-5 pounds carrots, peeled and medium sliced (about 12 cups)
-3/4 cup of basmati rice
-12 cups chicken broth
-1 cup of plain yogurt
-Salt & pepper to taste – Wait till you are finished cooking and blending the soup then salt and pepper to taste

Directions
In a heavy-bottomed pot, melt the butter. Add the onions and thyme and cook over medium-low heat until tender, about 10 minutes. Add the carrots and basmati rice and cook for 5 minutes. Pour in the broth, bring to a boil and then simmer until the carrots and rice are are tender, about 30 minutes. Stir in yogurt. 12 servings

Variations
1. Garnish with crème fraîche or sour cream and chopped herbs.
2. 1 tablespoon mild curry paste or 1 1/2 tablespoons curry powder.
3. Cook a jalapeño pepper with the onions, add some cilantro before puréeing and garnish with chopped cilantro.
4. Vegans, replace chicken broth with water and regular dairy yogurt with coconut yogurt or nut milk yogurt.

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