Gingered Creme Decrecy

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Jul. 22, 2011

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
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 178Calories from Fat 68

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g12.3%

Saturated Fat 4 g20%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 829 mg34.54%

Total Carbohydrates 24 g8%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 5 g

Protein 4 g8%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet