Sunday, August 15, 2010

No Cream Creamy Broccoli Soup

Summertime isn't really soup time but I had some broccoli that needed to be used before it went bad. Cream based soups are the best but they're also not the best for you. How about a recipe for a creamy broccoli soup that doesn't use cream? This recipe is courtesy of our friends at Kraft. The only change I made to this recipe was to use brown rice instead of white.

I loved this soup. It has a wonderful texture just like a cream based soup. The flavors are delicious and would make a great base for other soups.





No Cream Creamy Broccoli Soup
Adapted from Kraft
1 cup chopped carrots (about 2 medium)
1 cup chopped celery (about 2 stalks)
3/4 cup chopped onions (about 1 medium)
2 cloves of garlic, smashed and chopped
3 Tbsp. Oil
3 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 tsp. Pepper
4-1/2 cups Broccoli florets (about 2 small bunches)
1/2 cup Instant brown rice, uncooked
3/4 cup Milk
1/4 cup grated Parmesan Cheese

Cook and stir carrots, celery and onions in hot oil in large saucepan on medium-high heat 5 min. Add broth and pepper; stir. Bring to boil.

STIR in broccoli and rice. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 10 to 15 min. or until vegetables are tender, stirring frequently.

ADD soup, in batches, to blender or food processor; cover. Blend until pureed. Return soup puree to saucepan. Add milk and cheese; cook until heated through, stirring occasionally.

This is my entry for today's Souper Sunday's at Kahakai Kitchen!

10 comments:

  1. A cream soup without the calories of cream is awesome. I enjoy soups all year round and this would be delicious.

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  2. This looks great. I haven't made broccoli soup in.....oh forever. I love the idea of substituting out the cream, not that I don't love cream when it absolutely has to be there!

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  3. This really looks delicious. It's so nice to find recipes for creamy soups that are actually healthful. Thanks so much for this one. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  4. What a great recipe for broccoli soup. I am so glad you shared the recipe because I can just select and print =).

    Thank you for stopping by this morning! If you love granola, this recipe could be on your "to do" list, maybe when the weather is a little cooler.

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  5. A creamy soup without the cream sounds perfect, looks delicious!

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  6. I love how healthy this is! Thanks for joining in Souper Sundays again this week. ;-)

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  7. That looks really great, and I LOVE broccoli! Thanks for stopping by:-)

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  8. This is a great idea- I love cream soups but stay away from fear of all that cream- your recipe solves my dilemma.

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  9. hmmmm - this looks so comforting and delicious. I love it.

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