As you know, we have had quite the winter over here. Too many sick days to count and more snow this month than we have had in years. And while we are definitely ready for spring, in some ways it's been nice having so many cozy days at home with my girl packed with snuggles, movies, and comfort foods.
With the last two days in the 50s, it's easy to forget that we have quite a bit of winter left. In case you're looking for some comfort food ideas over these next several cold weeks, I wanted to share one of my favorite soup recipes. It's soo good. I really love soup this time of year; it's so cozy and satisfying. Being vegetarian, many soups aren't hearty enough for a meal, but I love that this one stays with me. It's packed with flavor and perfect for warming up during these colder months.
It's also easy to make and only requires one pot to dirty! It's perfect for making a big batch and freezing some for easy meals down the road, too. I absolutely love it.
To make this you'll need:
2 quarts of vegetable broth
4 cups of water
1 cup of wild rice
1/4 cup of flour
4 cups of carrots, chopped (I like to use a mix of tricolor)
2 cups of celery, chopped
2 cps of white mushrooms, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 bay leaves
Approximately 2 tablespoons of butter
1 clove of minced garlic
Salt and Pepper, as desired
1. In a large pot, melt butter and cook the onion and garlic for a few minutes.
2. Add in flour and stir thoroughly for a minute or two.
3. Add in veggie broth, water, carrots, celery, mushrooms, bay leaves and rice. Mix well.
4. Bring mixture to a simmer. Then cover pot and reduce heat.
5. Cook approximately 30 minutes or until rice is cooked and tender.
I hope you love this as much as we do! Stay warm! xo