I don’t know about you but around this time of year when the snow is falling and I’m bundled in sweaters I find it very hard to eat salad. I love a fresh salad in the spring, summer and fall but come winter I find myself having to force those greens in and I’m always looking for ways to creatively include them in my diet. As the snow fell today and I realized we were going to be housebound I started rummaging through my fridge and found one lone bunch of kale, some broccoli and left over rice. I instantly knew what to do and from these three simple ingredients a creamy dreamy kale and broccoli soup was born. The rice gave the soup some body and provided a little thickness while the kale and broccoli added a huge hit of nutrition. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. It’s definitely going to be a staple from here on in!
Creamy Dreamy Kale and Broccoli Soup
1 head of broccoli – largish
1 bunch of kale
2 c brown rice cooked
8 c of vegetable stock (approx. 2 boxes from the store)
4 c water
1/2 c nutritional yeast
salt and pepper to taste
After cleaning the broccoli and kale place the pieces into a large stock pot along with the brown rice.
Add the stock and water.
Bring to a boil, then turn the heat down to medium.
Cook the soup until the kale and broccoli are very soft.
Remove the pot from heat and carefully begin to puree the mixture in your blender.
Once the soup is pureed return to to the stove and add the nutritional yeast and salt and pepper.
Stir well and continue to heat on low until you are ready to eat.
This soup was so easy and had a wonderfully silky texture. I recommend pureeing your soup and putting it in a large bowl so you have time to clean out the pot. I did this as there was a lot stuck to the sides of my pot and I didn’t want it to interfere with texture. I’m glad I did, it was worth it!