Vegetarian Gumbo Soup

Feel like another recipe? It is tradition for food to be prepared prior to the start of Shabbat so everyone can have a day of rest, even the food-preparers. So, for dinner today I have prepared one of my favorite soups - perhaps you will like it, too.

It is a little on the spicy side, of course, being a Gumbo soup. Vegetarian, though, so it doesn't include any meat (un-kosher or otherwise!)

Vegetarian Gumbo Soup
1 tbsp olive oil
1 C chopped onion
1 C chopped celery
1 C chopped green pepper
1 tsp chili powder
3 C chopped (stewed) tomatoes
2 C veggie broth
1 C water
2 bay leaves
1/2 tsp oregano, dried
1/2 tsp Tabasco
1/4 tsp basil, dried
1/4 tsp thyme
2 tbsp white rice
1/4 tsp salt

Saute onion, celery, green pepper in olive oil until soft. Add chili powder, stir. Add tomatoes and cook, stirring occassionally, for four minutes or so. Add broth, water, bay leaves, oregano, Tabasco, basil and thyme. Bring to a gentle boil then add the rice. Simmer 20 minutes or until rice is soft. Add salt to taste. this kinda fullfils my desire to travel south, but only a little.


Ari C'rona said…
Yum! Lookin' forward to having some tonight! :o)