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Monday, September 8, 2014

Fig and Carrot Soup for One

You thought my fig obsession was over? <insert evil laughter> Never! I have dozens of fig recipes and all the figs are mine Mine MINE!!!!! <insert maniacal laughter>

<breathes> This nice soup is just right for soothing the savage beast, even while feeding it.

1 TBLSP olive oil
1 carrot, grated
1 TBLSP onion, chopped (red is nice, but yellow or even green would be fine too)
2 black mission figs, chopped
1 pinch ground cinnamon
1 cup water
1/2 cup cooked brown rice
Salt and pepper to taste

1.     In a small soup pot or medium sauce pan, heat the olive oil, Add the grated carrot and onion, and cook until slightly softened, about three minutes.
2.     Add the figs and cinnamon and toss. Let them soften a bit too, maybe another 2 minutes.
3.     Stir in half of the water and all of the rice and warm through, 3 to 4 minutes.
4.     Stir in more water, as needed, to make a slightly soupy mixture. Or, you might use an immersion blender and make it a bit creamy. I thought it needed a bit of salt to help cut the sweetness, but you decide.

Don’t forget to bring all the figs to my house!

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