Mike's Tomato & Rice Soup

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by bigmike&nan, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. bigmike&nan

    bigmike&nan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Got baguette dough on it's 2nd rise so I figured a great foil to the baguettes would be homemade tomato & rice soup.
    Will likely thin slice some of the baguettes on the bias, toast them and then rub garlic cloves and a little butter over them at meal time as croutons.

    Mis en Place

    2 Tbls EVO
    1 cup onion small dice
    1 cup celery small dice
    1 cup carrot small dice
    1 Tsp Herbs de Provence
    2 bay leaves
    1 pinch red pepper flake

    1 cup white wine
    2 Tbls butter
    4 Tbls all purpose flour
    1 14 oz can chicken stock
    1 32 oz can crushed tomatoes
    16 oz canned diced tomatoes
    1/2 Tsp paprika
    1/2 Tsp seasoning salt
    1/2 Tsp fresh cracked black pepper

    1/2 cup long grain white rice
    2 cups milk

    Preparation:

    In a large dutch oven on high heat add EVO when the oil is shimmering and starts to smoke add the onion, celery and carrot and sauté about 5 minutes until the onion is clear. Now add the herbs and bay leaves and sauté another minute. Add the white wine and simmer until the wine is almost completely evaporated. Push the vegetables out of the center of the pan and put the 2 Tbls butter there, once melted add the 4 Tbls flour and cook pushing this makeshift roux around about 4 minutes. Add the chicken stock and really scrape the bottom of the pan to loosen and little flavor bits. Simmer about 3 minutes and then add the crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes and other herbs. Simmer on low about 1 hour. Add rice and milk simmer about 30 minutes until rice has "opened up" at the ends. Serve in wide bowls with dollops of sour cream (or greek yoghurt) and the above described "croutons" Enjoy !!

    Soup simmering (pre rice)
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    Added a dollop of sour cream and some chopped scallions. It was THE BOMB...

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    Last edited: Dec 11, 2011
  2. peachachecha

    peachachecha Out Of The Brooder

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    What time was dinner? Looks yummy! ;>)
     
  3. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

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  4. KenK

    KenK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2011
    Georgia
    Mike, thanks for the inspiration, I started my interpretation as soon as I got home from work today. We will have it for supper tomorrow night with a grilled cheese sandwich.

    I'm on the fence about adding the rice. How do you think Arborio rice would work?
     
  5. cravenchx

    cravenchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1 Tsp Herbs de Provence

    What is this?
     
  6. KenK

    KenK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2011
    Georgia
    It is a mix of herbs. Basil, thyme, rosemary, maybe some others.

    You should be able to find it already mixed if you don't have the individual herbs.
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2011
  7. cravenchx

    cravenchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks and UUUMMMM
     
  8. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow that looks good, now I'm hungry! [​IMG]
     
  9. peachachecha

    peachachecha Out Of The Brooder

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    I made this and it was very good!! Thanks!
     
  10. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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