Provencal Tomato Rice Soup

In the French Provence region this tomato soup is served all summer long. It's quick and easy; perfect when you don't have a lot of time yet want a really flavorful treat!
 

Ingredients

  • 2 Pound tomatoes
  • 3 cup water
  • 1.5 cup chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp oregano
  • red pepper flake
  • pinch of saffron
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp orange zest
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 onion
  • 0.25 cup rice

Directions

  1. Thinly slice the onion
  2. Mince the carrot, celery, garlic & oregano
  3. Warm 3 tbsp. olive oil in a large stock pot
  4. Add the onions, carrot, celery, oregano, garlic and orange zest
  5. Sweat covered for 15 minutes
  6. Peel seed and rough chop the tomatoes
  7. Add the tomatoes to the stock pot along with the tomato paste, sugar, saffron, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper
  8. Simmer uncovered for 20 minutes
  9. Blend and add the rice
  10. Simmer for 15 minutes until rice is cooked
  11. Serve hot

 

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