Creamy Tomato Rice Soup

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Ingredients

1 tbsp (15 mL) butter

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 onion, chopped

1-1/2 tsp (7 mL) dried basil, oregano or Italian seasoning

Salt and pepper

1 can (28 oz/796 mL) diced tomatoes with juice

1 cup (250 mL) reduced-sodium vegetable or chicken broth

2 tbsp (30 mL) all-purpose flour

2 cups (500 mL) milk

1 cup (250 mL) cooked brown rice or mixed grains

1/2 tsp (2 mL) granulated sugar (optional)

Chopped fresh chives

Creamy Tomato Rice Soup

Tomatoes canned at the height of harvest bring that just-picked flavour to your pantry all year long. Keep them on hand to make this tasty homemade soup, ready in less than half an hour - a simple supper on busy weeknights.



Tip: Use fun shapes of cookie cutters to cut croutons from whole grain bread. Toast the croutons, then sprinkle with shredded Canadian Mozzarella cheese and broil to serve with the soup for dunking or to float on top.



Servings: 4

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories: 201

Protein: 10 g

Carbohydrate: 32 g

Fat: 5 g

Fibre: 3.5 g

Sodium: 388 mg

Instructions

In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic, onion, basil, and 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each, salt and pepper; cook, stirring often, for 5 min or until tender. Add tomatoes and broth; cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and boil gently, covered, for 10 min or until tomatoes are very soft. Remove from heat.

Using an immersion blender in pot or transferring soup in batches to an upright blender, purée soup until smooth. Return to pot, if necessary. Whisk flour into milk; gradually pour into pot while whisking constantly. Stir in rice; cook over medium heat, stirring often, for about 5 min or until slightly thickened and steaming. Season to taste with sugar (if desired), pepper and up to 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt.

Ladle soup into warm bowls and sprinkle with chives and black pepper if desired.

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