Vegetable Soup with Chickpeas & Wild Rice

Heidi Richter

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British Columbia, Canada

Wild rice and chickpeas add a healthy dose of protein to this simple and satisfying winter vegetable soup. Top with loads of fresh parsley for a near-hearty meal.

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PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES COOK TIME: 35 MINUTES SERVINGS: 4

INGREDIENTS

2 tbsp olive oil 1 yellow onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 large carrot, diced 1 stalk celery, diced 1 medium parsnip, diced 1 medium leek, sliced (white part only) A good splash of sherry cooking wine or white wine 1⁄2 cup wild rice, uncooked 1⁄2 tsp whole celery seed 1 bay leaf

Sea salt & fresh black pepper, to taste

6 cups vegetable broth 1 & 1⁄2 cups cooked chickpeas Fresh chopped parsley

METHOD

  • Heat the olive oil in a medium pot. Add diced onion, garlic, carrot, celery, parsnip and leek and cook until softened and slightly browned (about 5 minutes).

  • Deglaze the pot with a splash of sherry cooking wine. Stir in the wild rice, celery seed and bay leaf. Add the vegetable broth and stir to combine.

  • Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and allow to simmer for 30-35 minutes or until the rice is cooked. Stir in the chickpeas and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  • Remove the bay leaf and serve with a generous helping of chopped fresh parsley.

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