Friday, October 12, 2012

Meat-free Friday–Wild Rice and Cranberry Soup

If you haven’t yet discovered the vegetarian cookbook A Beautiful Bowl of Soup by Paulette Mitchell, you’re really missing out.  This week’s recipe (I usually double it for a family of five) is one of my favorites from this book – a perfect dinner for a cool fall evening.

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A Beautiful Bowl of Soup: The Best Vegetarian Recipes
4 tblsp unsalted butter
1 carrot, finely chopped
1 celery stalk, finely chopped
1/2 finely chopped onion
3 tblsp all-purpose flour
3 cups vegetable broth
1 1/2 cups cooked wild rice
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 cup milk or half-and-half
2 tblsp dry sherry (I use cooking sherry)
salt and pepper to taste

1)  Melt the butter in a large pot.  Add carrot, celery and onion, cooking until carrot is tender.
2)  Add the flour and stir until smooth.  Add the vegetable stock, whisking constantly to prevent lumps.  Cook until the mixture starts to thicken. 
3)  Stir in rice and cranberries.  Simmer until cranberries are plump.
4)  Stir in milk, sherry, salt and pepper.

1 comment:

  1. This soup is so great. I love trying new delicious dishes like this.