Friday, January 14, 2011

Sweet Potato Ginger Soup with Spinach

Made up another soup just to play with my immersion blender.

Sweet Potato Ginger Soup with Spinach
2 tbsp olive oil
1 very large onion chopped
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
4 oz mushrooms
1 carrot sliced
3 cloves garlic chopped
1 tbsp ginger chopped
1 large red potato peeled and sliced
1 large sweet potato peeled and sliced
1 can white beans rinsed
6 cups of water
1/2 lb baby spinach
4 tbsp mirin
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp cumin
(cooked brown rice optional)

Saute onions in olive oil until soft. Add ingredients through garlic and saute. Add potatoes, beans, and water and bring to a boil. Lower heat and cook for 20 minutes. Turn off heat and blend until smooth. Turn heat to low and mix in spinach. When soft add mirin and spices. Add salt and pepper to taste.

I put in about twice as much red pepper as listed and it was too hot. I cooked up some brown rice (2/3 cup uncooked) separately and mixed into the finished soup to help with the heat. That was post picture.

This was a complete meal for me and a different way to serve beans and rice.

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