Curried Tomato Soup with Rice

Recipe by: The McDougall Newsletter September 2005 Vol. 4, No. 9

Heather and Mary attended an enlightening vegetarian cooking class given by John Ash recently. All of the recipes were easily adapted to the McDougall style of cooking. This was one of our favorites. It is delicious, easy to make, and was a big hit during the class.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes for soup
40 minutes for rice
Servings: 4

2 cups chopped white onions
1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
4 ½ cups vegetable broth
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 32 ounce can diced tomatoes
1 cup dry white wine
1 teaspoon fennel seed
¼ teaspoon crushed red chili flakes
freshly ground pepper
2 cups warm, cooked, brown Jasmine or Basmati rice

Start cooking the rice before you begin on the soup.

Place the onions and garlic in a large pot with about ½ cup of the vegetable broth. Cook stirring frequently until onions begin to soften. Add the ginger and cook and stir for another 2 minutes. Stir in the curry powder until well mixed into the onions. Add the remaining broth, the tomatoes, wine, fennel seed, and chili flakes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Season with freshly ground pepper and salt.

Ladle soup into bowls and spoon the warm rice into the middle of each bowl.

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