'Cream' of Broccoli Soup
1 cup onion, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup carrot, sliced
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
3 cups vegetable broth (I use homemade)
1/2 cup uncooked rice
3 cups broccoli, coarsely chopped (I prefer the florets)
2 cups non dairy milk (I use soy)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2-1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
pinch red pepper flakes
1. Combine onion, carrots, celery, garlic and vegetable broth in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Add rice and simmer on low for 20 minutes.
2. Add broccoli and simmer 10 minutes. Transfer to food processor or blender and puree.
3. Return to saucepan; add milk, salt and pepper. Mix well and simmer 10 minutes. Serve immediately with toppings like croutons, crackers or toasted pine nuts. Enjoy!!!
Source of recipe: An old family recipe modified without the dairy.