Spicy Red Bell Pepper Soup

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I love this recipe because it uses fresh, sweet red bell peppers, as opposed to roasted red peppers. It's full of other fresh vegetables and thyme, too, and it freezes exceptionally well. Rice is used as the thickening agent, rather than cream. If you don't like a lot of spice, reduce the amount of cayenne and red pepper flakes.

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Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

  • 6 red bell peppers, seeded and chopped

  • 2 carrots, chopped

  • 2 yellow onions, chopped

  • 2 celery ribs, chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 2 quarts chicken broth

  • ½ cup long grain rice

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Stir in the bell peppers, carrots, onions, celery, and garlic. Cook and stir the vegetables until soft, about 10 minutes. Stir in the chicken broth, rice, thyme, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper, and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until the rice and vegetables are tender, about 25 minutes. Remove from heat. and cool 30 minutes.

  2. Blend the cooled soup until smooth using an hand-held immersion blender directly in the pot. Or use a blender, and blend the soup in batches until smooth.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

109 Calories
2g Fat
19g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 109
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 1028mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 97mg 485%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 322mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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