"creamy" Broccoli Soup

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It's made with milk to keep it lower in fat, but it is a very hearty yummy soup. Goes great with a nice crusty roll, or thick slice of french bread!!

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  • add   1/2 cup Minute Rice
  • add   4-4 1/2 cups fresh broccoli, cut into 3-inch lengths (About 2 small bunches of broccoli)
  • add   2 tablespoons olive oil
  • add   2 medium carrots
  • add   1 medium onion
  • add   2 stalks celery
  • add   salt and pepper (to taste) (optional)
  • add   2 cups water
  • add   2 1/4 cups chicken broth (I use homemade stuff, but canned is fine, try using low sodium)
  • add   1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (the lower fat shaker stuff is fine)
  • add   2 cups skim milk
  • add   1-2 garlic clove

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat.Add carrots, onion, garlic and celery.
  2. Add chicken broth and water.Bring to a boil.
  3. Stir in broccoli and rice and reduce heat to medium low.Simmer 10-15 minutes or until veggies are tender.Stir frequently.
  4. Take small batches of soup and put in a food processor or blender.Blend until pureed.Return all blended soup back to pot.Add salt and pepper if you're going to.
  5. Add milk and cheese and cook until heated through.

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