Creamy Carrot-Ginger Soup

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Author Notes: To celebrate the arrival of cool weather here in San Diego, Imade a batch of this creamy vegetable soup earlier this week. Although it calls for cream, it has no oil or butter. You can easily substitute half and half for the cream. Organic carrots are inexpensive and readily available in most grocery stores. Since I didn't have any left-over rice, I used precooked brown rice from Trader Joe's. This soup reheats beautifully - just be certain not to boil it while reheating.Lizthechef

Serves 8 as a starter, 6 as a main dish

  • 1 pound organic carrots, topped and peeled
  • 3 celery stalks, including leaves
  • 1 medium-sized yellow onion, sliced
  • 1/4 cup crystallized ginger, finely chopped
  • 7 cups chicken stock, preferably homemade
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • parsley sprigs
  1. Slice the carrots and celery. Place in a large, heavy-bottomed pot (such as Le Creuset). Add the onion and ginger.
  2. Add the chicken stock and bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, covered, until vegetables are soft, about 15 minutes.
  3. Remove pot from the heat and stir in the cooked rice. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Using a blender, puree in small batches and return to pot..
  5. Add the cream, stir and correct seasoning.
  6. Garnish with parsley and serve.

Tags: carrot, carrot, Soups

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over 2 years ago Lizthechef

Give it a try with fresh, grated ginger - let us know how it works. I will bet it gives a nice fresh snap to the recipe.

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over 2 years ago matiamou

just as you said...;-) thankyou

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over 2 years ago matiamou

sounds delicious.....but I don't have crystallized ginger will ordinary do?

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over 2 years ago MyCommunalTable

Carrot and ginger are one of my favorite combos. Sounds so warm and cozy. Thanks.

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over 2 years ago Lizthechef

Pretty healthy too...

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over 2 years ago sdebrango

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I just love soup in the fall and winter and I will definitely be making this one. I love carrots and ginger together.

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over 2 years ago Lizthechef

Thanks, sdebrango, it is a great starter for fall dinner parties.

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about 3 years ago Lizthechef

Thanks, everyone, we are eating lots of soup at our house - cold snap -

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about 3 years ago testkitchenette

Loving the use of crystallized ginger!

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about 3 years ago drbabs

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about 3 years ago TasteFood

I love the flavors of this recipe!

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about 3 years ago mrslarkin

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Gorgeous. Saving this recipe! Thanks, Liz!

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about 3 years ago Lizthechef

Thank YOU, Liz!

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about 3 years ago gingerroot

I love carrot and ginger and can't wait to try your amazing sounding soup!

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about 3 years ago Lizthechef

Let me know how you like it, won't you?

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about 3 years ago Lizthechef

Thanks, dymnyno, this is the soup I was supposed to demo for a class Saturday - but ended up in ICU! All is well now - and glad you enjoy the recipe!

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about 3 years ago dymnyno

THIS IS THE BEST SPINACH GRATIN RECIPE ...EVER!!! I have made this so many times , I think it is my own recipe!

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about 3 years ago Lizthechef

I think your NEW BLOG has added to your excitement because your comment appears on my creamy-carrot soup...Love you even more X0 Liz

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about 3 years ago dymnyno

I thought I was commenting on yet another of your all time great recipes...but the carrot soup is so perfect for the foul weather that has come upon Northern CA tonight...I appreciate the comfort of this wonderful soup! Lucky me...carrots in my veggie bin.

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about 3 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Made this wonderful soup last week and just loved it, Liz! Warms the tummy and the soul. This was my first time to have carrot soup! Thanks for such a great recipe. Now I've got all the ingredients to make your spinach gratin next!!

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about 3 years ago Lizthechef

I hope you won't be disappointed, dear CS! Thanks!!

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over 3 years ago lastnightsdinner

Beautiful photo! I love the use of the rice as a thickener.

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over 3 years ago Lizthechef

Thanks, Jen, I have switched from white to brown rice, a little healthier.

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over 3 years ago Stockout

I have to say that carrots are my No1 fav vegetable. I shamefully have never made a carrot soup before and now I intend to make yours. Thanks for the recipe. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

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over 3 years ago Lizthechef

Thanks - let me know how it works out for you?

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over 3 years ago Jaynerly

This sounds delicous. Something lively and not too heavy after all the Christmas excess- yum!

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over 3 years ago Lizthechef

Yes, just what is needed in this household these days. I'm going to try a batch with milk instead of cream or half and half.

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over 3 years ago Sagegreen

Oh how I would love to have some of this after shoveling out today! Even the color is so warm and inviting.

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over 3 years ago Lizthechef

I's love to serve you a bowl - makes up very easily and reheats well. Stay warm!!

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over 3 years ago Sagegreen

I am having this later tonight for supper. It is wonderful...already tasted!

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over 3 years ago dymnyno

This sounds seriously delicious! I love the flavour combination of carrot, ginger, onion and as usual you have produced a fabulous recipe!

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over 3 years ago Lizthechef

Thanks, it is one of those recipes that was gathering dust in my recipe box. The 2 of us went through a whole batch recently.