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Monday, October 21, 2013

Delicious Sausage Soup with Kale

The weather is starting to feel like Fall this week, and I thought it would be great to have soup on hand to heat up on a minute's notice.  We LOVE sausage soup, so I decided to whip up a batch.  I usually make it with spinach, but my new favorite ingredient is kale, so I made the switch!  Here are the ingredients you need:

1 package of Italian sweet or hot sausage
1 Vidalia onion, roughly chopped
about 5 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped
1 large can of diced tomatoes
2 boxes of chicken broth
1 bunch of fresh Kale, chopped
1 cup of long grain white rice, cooked
salt and pepper to taste
crushed red pepper to "tolerance!"
Parmesan cheese

Begin by removing the casings of the sausages and cook.  When done, transfer to a bowl.
Next, cook up your onions with a little butter.  When they are almost done, add the garlic.

While the onions are cooking, chop and wash one bunch of kale.  When the onions are just about done, throw in the kale to wilt.

Last two ingredients are the chopped tomatoes and chicken broth.  Oh, and sprinkle with a little crushed pepper for some heat.

Let all this simmer on low while you get your rice ready....

In a separate pan, bring to a boil 1 cup of water and 1 tbs of butter.  Add 1/2 cup of long grain white rice and cook until the liquid has been absorbed.   Add the rice to the soup and continue to cook for another 10-15 minutes.  Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese when serving.

Ahhh, food for the soul...

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