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Soups & Stews Asparagus Soup with Arborio Rice
From the Kitchen of vegiemama

Category: Soups & Stews
Preparation Time:

Recipe Ingredients
4 Tbs. margarine or butter
2 large sweet onions, finely chopped
2-1/2 lb. asparagus, cut in " pieces
1 tsp. thyme
tsp. sage
1 bay leaf
3 qt. water
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup arborio rice

Recipe Directions

Melt margarine in a medium pot over low-medium heat. Add chopped onions, cover, and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are softened.

Add asparagus, thyme, sage, and bay leaf. Stir to mix. Cover and continue cooking for another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add water, salt, and pepper. Stir to mix. Raise heat to high, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and cook at a low-medium boil for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Stir in rice. Cover and continue cooking for about 45 minutes, stirring frequently, until rice is tender and broth is rich. (Stir frequently or the rice will stick.) Remove bay leaf. Taste for seasonings.

PER SERVING: 156 calories; 4 gm protein; 4.8 gm fat; 23 gm carb.; 20 mg sodium; 12 mg cholesterol, 3.6 gm fiber.

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