I know it hot outside, but this soup is full of energizing greens and tastes better when it is not “pipin” hot.
Also if you are a member of a CSA and have a huge space being occupied in your fridge by escarole… this is your soup 🙂
You will need–
- Red onion (sliced and diced small)
- 1 Head of escarole (wash thoroughly and then cut into spinach-size pieces)
- 2 bunches (give or take, I just used what we had) of leeks (wash thoroughly and cut length wise then into small pieces)
- 1 15oz can of white northern beans (drained)
- Brown rice (I used 1 cup dry)
- 64oz chicken stock
- Curry powder
- 2 tablespoons of butter
This made enough to fill 5 mason jars… so around 15 cups of soup!!
I served it with my grape tomatoes… they are so sweet!
Want to give it a try? Here is how you do it:
1. Prep all your veggies. Then melt your butter in your soup pot over medium-high heat.
2. Saute your red onion and then throw in your leeks too.
3. After those get pretty soft and translucent, add in your escarole (it will fill the pot up, but will wilt down. Promise!).
4. Wait about 3 minutes and add your drained beans and a good sprinkle of curry powder. Pour in your stock.
5. Cook that until it starts bubbling again. And let it cook until the escarole is nice and wilted. Taste the liquid and adjust your salt and pepper needs. Remember you can always ADD 🙂
**NOW Declare a WIN over the huge-massive head of escarole taking up half of the fridge!**
You can puree the soup if you want. We used the immersion blender to just get it a bit creamy. Now add in your brown rice. Bring to a boil and cover.
5. Let the rice cook for about 15 minutes covered. Get a spoon full and make sure the rice is cooked. You want it to still have a bite to it…
6. Now eat up!
I chose a nice big cracker as my spoon!
It is good y’all… try it! A friend of mine recommended the curry with it and it was a good call! That stuff smells AMAZING! I just kept smelling of the soup.
Hope today has been a good one. Have a relaxing night… I just got in and throwing together some enchiladas (no taco shells but 2 Ezekiel wraps, woohoo).
Better check the enchiladas…