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Carrot and Ginger Soup

carrot ginger soupCarrots are incredibly cheap in the market.

Juicing carrots may have a few small imperfections in their natural beauty but the flavour is just as sweet as their perfectly formed counterparts, and at a price less than 60% less than those supermodels, plain Jane carrots are perfect for a large pot of warming, nutritious and tasty carrot soup.

1 kg organic carrots, scrubbed and roughly chopped

2 3cm knobs of young root ginger, peeled and roughly chopped

3 stick celery, sliced

3 cloves garlic, crushed

2 litres water

1 organic vegetable stock cubecarrot ginger soup ingreds

2 tablespoons basmati rice

1 cup low fat milk

2 tablespoons snipped chives

Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Put the carrots, celery, ginger and garlic into a large pot. Add the rice, water and stock cube. Bring the pot to the boil, then cover and reduce the heat. Simmer the vegetables for 40 minutes.

Using a stick blender thoroughly purée the soup.  Stir in the milk and chives, then season to taste with salt and pepper.

About ladyredspecs

I live in sunny Brisbane, Australia. My love of good food drives me as a cook, a reader, a traveller, an artist and but mostly as an eater. I cooked professionally for many years but have no formal training. Simply guided by a love of eating good food, respect for ingredients and an abhorrence of artificial additives, I cook instinctively applying the technical know how acquired by experience. I hope you enjoy what I share Sandra AKA ladyredspecs

6 comments on “Carrot and Ginger Soup

  1. ohlidia
    May 27, 2013

    I sure could use a bowl of this soothing-looking soup with this damp and rainy weather we’re having. There’s rice in this soup, added in with all the veggies… interesting. Does it thicken the soup?

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    • ladyredspecs
      May 28, 2013

      It makes it creamy, without cream!

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    • ohlidia
      October 31, 2013

      I made this yummy soup tonight Sandra, it was perfect for the chilly evening that we had. The hot ginger was a nice addition, although Emma thought it too hot, and the garlic flavour came through just nicely. Wonderful!

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      • ladyredspecs
        October 31, 2013

        So glad you enjoyed it. Ginger harvested late in the season can pack quite a punch, unlike the young roots with their pink tips and papery skin. Sadly it’s still soup weather here, November tomorrow and we’re still heating the house and eating comfort food!

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  2. Fae's Twist & Tango
    May 26, 2013

    You are right, plain Jane carrots and other ingredients sure make a comforting soup. Looks very pretty and inviting too.

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    • ladyredspecs
      May 26, 2013

      Thanks Fae, it amuses me how a slightly misshapen vegetable becomes a “second”. I guess we live in a land of plenty!

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This entry was posted on May 25, 2013 by in FODMAP diet, Food, Gluten Free, Light Savoury Dishes, Soup and tagged , , .
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