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Creamy Broccoli Soup

13 Feb

broccoli_soup
Creamy Broccoli Soup with Home Made Croutons

Ingredients:

Broccoli 3 cups packed
Onion 1
Bay Leaf 2
Rice Flour 1 tbsp
Whole / Skimmed Milk 1 cup
Salt to taste
Black Pepper to taste
Olive Oil 1 tbsp

Method of preparation:

Separate the big heads of broccoli and wash them thoroughly.
Peel and finely chop onion.

Heat oil in a sauce pot, add chopped onion and bay leaves.
Once onion starts to brown, add rice flour and let the flour turn to golden brown.
Now add broccoli, 2 cups of water, freshly ground black pepper and salt.
Boil covered until broccoli is soft and completely cooked.
Cool the broccoli mixture, discard the bay leaves and blend broccoli into fine creamy mixture.

Heat a sauce pot, pour the blended broccoli mixture into the pot and stir in milk.
Bring the broccoli soup to a light boil and remove from heat.
Serve hot creamy broccoli soup with home made croutons.

Notes: Drizzle olive oil, salt, black pepper, red chili flakes on chopped white bread pieces and place the mixed bread pieces on baking tray in 380F preheated oven for 5 – 10 minutes to make home made croutons.