Tuesday, March 6, 2012

African Peanut Soup

This is an unusual, tasty soup with peanut butter as an ingredient. To my knowledge, I had never eaten soup with peanut butter before, so this was a first for me. I wasn't sure how well it would blend with tomatoes to create something the kids would eat, but they both enjoyed it very much. It was even better the second day.

Here's what you need:

1 medium onion, diced
1 red pepper, diced
3 teas minced garlic
1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes
2 cartons beef or chicken broth
2 cups cooked shredded chicken
1/4 teas chili powder
1/4 teas salt
1/2 cup uncooked brown rice
2/3 cup crunchy peanut butter
extra peanuts for garnish

In a large pan, cook the onion and pepper in olive oil until tender. Add the minced garlic and cook for a few more minutes. Don't let the garlic burn.

Stir in the tomatoes, broth, chicken, chili powder and salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the rice and give it a good stir. Cover the pan and continue simmering for 20-30 minutes or until the rice is tender. Stir in the peanut butter until well blended. Garnish with additional chopped peanuts.

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