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    Default May's French Spring Soup

    Although I like soups with cream in them they usually have too much cream/fat in them for me, this soup has only 1 cup to 48 oz of chicken broth and it is just right for me and maybe you too.

    French Spring Soup

    3 tablespoons butter
    1 onion, chopped
    4 carrots, chopped
    4 potatoes, chopped
    1 48 oz can of chicken broth - I use low sodium
    1/2 cup raw rice
    10 oz package of frozen cut asparagus
    1/2 of a 10 oz package of frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 cup cream, heavy or light - I use light (Half n Half doesn't work as well)

    Melt butter in a large soup pot, add the chopped onions and slowly sauté them til they are soft
    Add the potatoes, carrots and chicken stock, bring to a boil, lower heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
    Stir in rice and asparagus, cover and simmer 25 minutes.
    Add the spinach and simmer 5 minutes.
    Stir in salt and cream and simmer long enough for the cream to heat. Don't let the soup boil or the cream may separate.

    It's always iffy about how many potatoes to use as they can vary a lot in size so I use an amount about equal to the carrots.
    Last edited by MayinJerset; February 22nd, 2015 at 01:50 PM.

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    Default Re: May's French Spring Soup

    Sounds delicious. I think I'll make it without the potatoes, though. I like to make my own broth, too.
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    Default Re: May's French Spring Soup

    Thanks May. I'm going to give this a try this week. I don't know why, but I forget about adding asparagus to soups unless the asparagus is the star. This sounds delicious.

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    Default Re: May's French Spring Soup

    Hmmmm, got my taste buds going.
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    Thanks, May! It will be a pleasure to try it!

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    I could live on soup, and this sounds wonderful.
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    Sounds really good! I think next time asparagus is on sale I'm going to blanch and freeze it. It's really expensive here.



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    Default Re: May's French Spring Soup

    Thinking of making this soup this weekend, maybe it will help feel more like Spring instead of an extended Winter.

    Asparagus aren't always available and when they are they are pretty expensive so I either leave them out or use some sring beans instead.
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    Default Re: May's French Spring Soup

    Ohhh, that looks good. I love homemade soups

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    Default Re: May's French Spring Soup

    Quote Originally Posted by MayinJerset View Post
    Although I like soups with cream in them they usually have too much cream/fat in them for me, this soup has only 1 cup to 48 oz of chicken broth and it is just right for me and maybe you too.

    French Spring Soup

    3 tablespoons butter
    1 onion, chopped
    4 carrots, chopped
    4 potatoes, chopped
    1 48 oz can of chicken broth - I use low sodium
    1/2 cup raw rice
    10 oz package of frozen cut asparagus
    1/2 of a 10 oz package of frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 cup cream, heavy or light - I use light (Half n Half doesn't work as well)

    Melt butter in a large soup pot, add the chopped onions and slowly sauté them til they are soft
    Add the potatoes, carrots and chicken stock, bring to a boil, lower heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
    Stir in rice and asparagus, cover and simmer 25 minutes.
    Add the spinach and simmer 5 minutes.
    Stir in salt and cream and simmer long enough for the cream to heat. Don't let the soup boil or the cream may separate.

    It's always iffy about how many potatoes to use as they can vary a lot in size so I use an amount about equal to the carrots.
    @MayinJerset
    This Soup sounds really good. I must try this definitely.

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