Carrot Soup with Lime and Chiles

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A somewhat spicy, yet very healthy soup to suit your hunger. Garnish this soup with chopped, fresh cilantro, thinly sliced scallions, a dollop of plain yogurt, and additional chopped chile peppers, if you like.

1
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 large onion, finely chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  • ½ pound peeled baby carrots

  • ½ cup instant brown rice

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans fat-free, reduced sodium chicken broth

  • 1 cup water

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons chopped green chile peppers

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, and cook for a few minutes, then add the garlic, and saute for 1 more minutes. Add the carrots, rice, chicken broth, water and salt to the pan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, loosely covered for about 20 minutes, or until the carrots are tender. Stir in the green chilies and lime juice. Set aside to cool slightly.

  2. Puree the soup in small batches, in a blender or food processor. The best way to puree this soup is to place half of the solids into the food processor and add just enough of the broth to liquefy the carrots and rice. Add the rest of the solids, then stir the puree back into the remaining broth. Reheat if necessary. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

129 Calories
4g Fat
18g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 129
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 670mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 19mg 95%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 220mg 5%

* 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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