Monday, April 1, 2013

Red Russian kale soup with sausage and rice

 Ever since I started home-schooling my son, I have not looked for any time to work on this blog. I am still cooking, even cooking new things, I just haven't taken the time to write down what I am doing.

I was inspired by my neighbor to take it up again, and had posted a few soup pictures on Facebook. One of my friends wanted the recipe for this soup, and since I just made it today, I figured I could at least write down what I did with some degree of accuracy. It's soup, though, and by nature very forgiving, so the amounts aren't super-duper important.

Red Russian and Kale Soup with Sausage and Rice

2 tsp olive oil
1 large onion, diced
2 links pre-cooked spicy Italian sausage (or other variety of your choice), sliced
1 large carrot, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
5 cups veggie broth
2 cups water
4 cups or so chopped red Russian kale
1/2 cup uncooked long grain white rice

Heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions and cook for about 5 minutes. Add the sausage and carrots and cook for another 5-7  minutes. Add the garlic, cook and stir for one minute. Stir in the broth and water. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for 10 minutes.  Add the kale and simmer for about 5 minutes. Add the rice, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender, about 15 minutes longer.

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