Sunday ended up not being a soup night because after grocery shopping, running errands, cleaning house, doing daughters hair and tending to all the other motherly and wifely duties I was just too tired. Sue me. So we resume today for Spinach and Rice Soup.
I had to alter the recipe because while grocery shopping I was unable to find any risotto that didn't have dairy products or meat products so I ended up using basmati rice instead. So the recipe called for vegetable stock, risotto, onion, garlic, spinach, red chili peppers, salt and pepper. The recipe was lacking a little. When the soup was just about finished, it was just a little bland for me, and you know how I have difficulty not straying from the recipe.... It just lacked flavor and was definitely missing something. So what do I do? I ended up having some red curry and garlic simmer sauce that I bought from Target that I had been wanting to try so I added that to it with a little milk and cayenne pepper. MUCH BETTER!!!! It definitely spiced things up a bit. So if you like bland the basic recipe will do fine, but me...no thanks, I prefer flavor.
|Chili's, onion, garlic simmering in stock from spinach|
|Soup mixture simmering with milk and curry added :-)|
So overall this recipe was ok...kind of blah but once I added my twist to it I have to say it was pretty great. The family LOVED it, so here was a potential dinner EH that turned into a dinner WOW! I have to say I was pretty pleased with dinner and myself. Hooray!!!!
I'm looking forward to tomorrows soup, so come back and see what's cooking in my kitchen. :)
Peace and Blessings!!!