*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                           Winter Vegetable Soup
 
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1      tablespoon    Peanut Oil
    3      medium        Carrots *
    3      medium        Potatoes *
    3                    Ribs Celery -- 1/2 Slices
    1      medium        Onion -- Coarsely Chopped
    2                    Cloves Garlic -- Crushed
    1      teaspoon      Dried Thyme Leaves -- Crumbled
      1/2  cup           Whole Barley
      1/2  cup           Wild Rice -- Rinsed
    7      cups          Beef Broth
    2      medium        Tomatoes, Peeled -- Diced
    6      ounces        Fresh Spinach **
                         Salt And Pepper To Taste
 
 * Carrots should be pared and cut into 1/2 inch slices, potatoes into 1/2 
 inch chunks. ** Fresh spinach should be trimmed, rinsed and torn into bite 
 sized pieces.
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 Heat oil in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat.  Add carrots, 
 celery, onion, garlic and thyme.  Cook, stirring frequently, until slightly 
 softened, 5 minutes.  Add barley and rice; stir to coat.  Stir in broth, 2 
 cups water, potatoes and tomatoes.  Cover and bring to boil. Reduce heat to 
 medium low; simmer covered, skimming and stirring occasionally, 1 hour.
 Stir in spinach, salt and pepper; simmer covered 3 minutes. Serve hot. 126 
 calories per serving.  From: Syd’s Cookbook.
 
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