Energetically Refreshing Asparagus Soup
5/15/13 — You don’t even need to love asparagus to dig this soup!
1 onion, chopped
½ tsp. dried tarragon
⅓ cup brown rice
1 bunch of asparagus, ends removed, cut into chunks (optional: reserve some tips for garnish)
3 cups vegetable stock
Salt and pepper to taste
In a large pot, warm the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion. Cook until tender, about four minutes.
Stir in the tarragon, rice, asparagus and broth. Bring to a boil, and then reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes.
With an immersion blender, regular blender or food processor, puree the soup. Add salt and pepper to taste.