I am behind on TT. I know, but I will delight you with the best soup EVER... I love soup! Ususally not in April, but considering the freakin cold weather- eat this to warm you up..
- 3 Tablespoons butter or margarine
- 2 small yellow onion, peeled and minced
- 1 medium-sized carrot, peeled and diced fine
- 1 stalk celery, diced fine
- 1/2 green pepper, cored, seeded, and minced
- 1/4 cup unsilfted flour
- 1 Tablespoon curry powder
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 3 cloves
- 2 sprigs parsley
- 1 quart chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup chopped tomatoes
- 1 cup diced cooked chicken
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup boiled rice
Preparation:Melt butter in a large saucepan, add onion, carrot, celery, and green pepper, and stir-fry 8 to 10 minutes until onion is golden. Blend in flour, curry powder, and nutmeg. Add cloves, parsley, broth, salt, pepper, and tomatoes, cover, and simmer 1 hour.
Strain broth; pick out and discard cloves and parsley, puree vegetables with about 1 cup soup liquid by buzzing 20 to 30 seconds in an electric blender at low speed or 15 to 20 seconds in a food processor fitted with the metal chopping blade.
Smooth puree into broth, return to heat, add chicken and cream, and heat, stirring, 5 to 10 minutes to blend flavors. Add rice, heat and stir 2 to 3 minutes longer, then serve.