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Gingered Creme Decrecy

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Ingredients
  Carrots 3⁄4 Pound (6 Medium Pieces)
  Celery ribs with leaves 2
  Onion 1 Cup (16 tbs), thinly sliced
  Ginger 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped crystallized
  Homemade chicken broth 7 Cup (112 tbs), defatted
  White rice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), cooked
  Salt To Taste
  Heavy cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (For Whipping)
  Watercress sprigs 6 (For Garnishing)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Diagonally cut carrots and celery.
2. Using fingers pinch the top 2 inches off the watercress sprigs.

MAKING
3. In a large heavy pot, take chopped carrots, celery, onion, and ginger.
4. Pour in the broth.
5. Heat over high and bring the broth to a boil.
6. Reduce the heat to medium.
7. Simmer covered over medium heat for about 20 minutes until the vegetables are very tender.
8. Remove the pot from heat.
9. Stir in the rice.
10. Season with salt.
11. Cover the pot partially.
12. Let it stand for 15 minutes to cool slightly.

FINALISING
13. In a blender, puree the soup in small batches until smooth.
14. Return the pureed soup to the pot.
15. Add the cream; stir to mix.
16. Adjust the seasoning to taste.

SERVING
17. Heat the soup to warm.
18. Pour into small cups or bowls.
19. Garnish each bowl with a sprig of watercress.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Fusion
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Soup
Interest: 
Holiday, Gourmet, Healthy
Ingredient: 
Carrot
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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