Serves a Crowd

Dilled Broccoli and Leek Soup

December 16, 2011
Author Notes

My kids have always loved broccoli soup a number of ways...with cream, with cheese, with ham...it doesn't matter. I'm always seeking variations and so made this one. —inpatskitchen

  • Makes about 2 quarts
Ingredients
  • 5 cups steamed fresh broccoli florets ( save the stalks)
  • 3 medium leeks
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 cup minced fresh dill
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 3 cups broccoli-leek broth (instructions follow)
  • 3 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup sour cream
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Cut the dark green parts of the leeks into large pieces, saving the white part. Cut the broccoli stalks into large pieces.
  2. In a soup pot place the broccoli stalks and the dark green parts of the leeks and cover with water. Bring up to a boil and simmer until the liquid is reduced to 3 cups. Strain and set aside.
  3. Cut the white part of the leeks into quarters lengthwise and then cut crosswise into a small dice.
  4. In a 4 quart dutch oven or soup pot, saute the diced leek and garlic in the olive oil until the leeks soften.
  5. Stir in the dill, salt and pepper, followed by the broccoli-leek stock and the chicken broth. Bring up to a boil and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  6. Add the cooked rice and broccoli and turn off the heat. Let cool a bit and then puree the soup in batches in a blender. Return to the pot and reheat to boiling. Stir in the sour cream and serve.

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I think I get my love for food and cooking from my mom, who was an amazing cook. She would start baking and freezing a month before Christmas in order to host our huge open house on Christmas afternoon. I watched and I learned...to this day I try not to procrastinate when it comes to entertaining. My cooking style is pretty much all over the place, although I'm definitely partial to Greek and Italian cuisine. Oh yes, throw a little Cajun in there too!