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Mushroom And Chive Soup

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Ingredients
  Vegetable stock 5 Cup (80 tbs)
  Dried mushrooms 1⁄2 Ounce
  Olive oil/Canola oil 2 Teaspoon
  Shallots/Small onion 1 , finely chopped
  Stalk celery 1 , chopped
  Mushrooms 8 Ounce, trimmed
  Chopped chives 1 Tablespoon
  Low fat sour cream 2 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a small saucepan, add 1 cup stock.
2. Bring the stock to a boil.
3. Remove the stock from the heat and add porcini mushrooms if using.
4. Allow the mushrooms to stand in the hot stock for at least 10 minutes to soften.
5. Drain the stock and keep aside.
6. Chop the softened mushrooms.

MAKING
7. In a saucepan, heat oil over moderate heat.
8. Add the shallots and celery.
9. Cook the vegetables for about 4 minutes, until softened and golden.
10. Stir in all the mushrooms, including the chopped porcini mushrooms, if using the latter.
11. Cook about 5 minutes.
12. Now add the remaining stock and the stock used to soak the mushrooms.
13. Reduce the heat and simmer, partially covered, for 10 minutes or until the mushrooms are very soft.
14. Stir in the chives, salt, and pepper.
15. Simmer for 3 minutes more.

SERVING
16. Serve in soup bowls, with a little sour cream on each portion.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Soup
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Mushroom
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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