Everything local, the broccoli, potatoes, carrots, garlic, even the ginger. Such an easy soup, so delicious and warming. You could replace the brown rice with another grain or even with a pasta of your choosing.
Broccoli & Potato Soup with Brown Rice
2c potatoes, peeled and medium diced
1c onion, small dice
1 carrot, small dice
1 bunch broccoli, separate florets, stems medium dice
1 bouillon or veggie broth to replace the water
4c boiling water
1” piece of fresh ginger, grated
1-2c cooked brown rice
1t Hot sesame oil *opt
½ t black pepper
2T olive oil
In a separate kettle, heat up the water. In a soup pot, heat up the olive oil. Add the onions and sauté until golden. Add the carrots and cook for a minute or so before adding the potatoes, broccoli stems and the rice. Add in salt and pepper, hot pepper, and stir until well incorporated. Cover with the hot water and add the bouillon.
Bring to a boil and let simmer for 25-30. Add the broccoli florets, ginger and the sesame oil and simmer for an additional 5-10 minutes. Adjust the seasonings.