|The stars of the show - Leeks!|
Leeks tend to hold a lot of dirt and grit - so the first step is prepping the leeks.
|First trim off the roots then make vertical slits along the leeks without cutting the the root bulb.|
|They definitely need a good washing.|
|Change the water as it gets dirty - this is the third rinsing - now the water is relatively clear and it is time to chop the leeks.|
|One final rinse for good measure.|
|Farchioni Extra Virgin Olive Oil.|
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|Ack! Camera problems!|
Put the lid on the pot and simmer until the rice is tender.
About halfway through the cooking time (I let it simmer for 1 hour) I decided it needed a hint of sweetness so I added in a carrot.
I let it continue to simmer for 30 more minutes.
Time to go fishing...
|Fishing for bay leaves.|
|Be careful not to splash.|
The pureed brown rice added a nice creamy feel to the soup. It was as comforting and satisfying as a soup made with cream. I would definitely recommend changing up the herbs to suite your own taste. The dogs did not get any of the soup as onions can cause anemia in dogs - yikes.
|A garnish of greek yogurt and broccoli leaves.|