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A Lazy-day recipe: Soup [Sep. 29th, 2011|11:41 pm]
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Though it's too hot to really make up a soup--a big soup--the changing light is making me hungry for fall/winter foods.  Today I gave in to the urge and assembled a quickie-soup from frozen beef stock, rice, and canned stuff, plus a spare few sausages.

The base: 1 quart frozen beef stock (needed using up anyway.)    Plus maybe 2 cups of water.  To which I added:
28 oz can of Rotel diced tomatoes & green chilis
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 can yellow corn, drained
3 small Polish sausages, sliced into rounds
about 1 1/2 cups rice

This produced a colorful soupy mixture of rice, beans, corn, tomatoes, and sausage bits.  Rice dominated.   (I'd originally thought I'd use barley, but I didn't have enough barley left in the jar.   Need to put that on the list.  And anyway, rice cooks faster.)  Filling, exactly suited my autumn mood without heating up the kitchen to slow-cook from dried beans..  One bowl was enough for me. 


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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-09-30 05:15 am (UTC)
And lots left over for tomorrow.

But it needs to get cold enough for me to set up for making stock through the winter.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-10-01 07:48 pm (UTC)
Day two...this was a large batch, for us, and we enjoyed but didn't eat a lot. So on day two, with long, tall, greyhound-build son home from the city for the weekend, I sliced up the rest of the sausages in that package and a half pound of button mushrooms, sauteed them, and added them to the leftovers. Hungry son put down several bowls of it and that left perhaps a pint for a leftover meal for someone later on. The added sausage and mushrooms made it a much richer dish, of course.
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[User Picture]From: ebeeman
2011-10-02 10:08 pm (UTC)
Soup sounds wonderful! Did you start with cooked or uncooked rice?
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[User Picture]From: gifted
2011-10-13 09:15 am (UTC)
I love food posts. :D Thanks for sharing.
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