Usually it is my husband or I contribute to the recipes on this blog. For the first time my son is contributing a recipe. Well, he said he wanted to make a soup he had done when he worked as a cook at a retirement community. I told him I was going to post a recipe.I have to say that the soup turned out tasty.
1 pound of Jimmy Dean sausage
3 leaves of kale
2 diced carrots
1 diced onion
2 stocks of celery
3 cloves of garlic
8 cups chicken stock
2-4 tablespoon of bacon bits (optional)
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup rice
Cook up the sausage in about 2T butter, Add the carrots, onion, celery, bacon bits, salt, pepper and garlic. Add the chicken stock, and rice. Bring it to a boil and bring it down to a simmer. When the rice is almost done, add the kale. Soup is done when the kale is bright green and wilted.
Just a note, we did thicken it with a slurry of cornstarch and water. This is not necessary.
This soup is very versatile. If you just start with the carrots, onion, celery, garlic and stock. You could add other proteins, vegetables, and maybe use noodles instead of rice.
I am hoping to have soup posts on a regular basis.