I had a damn good reason for making this soup.
I had a root canal yesterday. It sucked.
It really sucked ass. My endodontist is fantastic, so I can’t put it on him, but I think the gas just wasn’t doing enough for me. I’m not a baby, either. I can suck up some pain – I’ve delivered two big babies, had a hysterectomy, glass pulled out of my foot, etc. I don’t like pain, but I’ve definitely endured my share.
Since this wasn’t my first rodeo, I knew to be prepared so I made some soft food to accommodate my medication, because I definitely didn’t want to be throwing up. That would be like literal hell and nobody wants that.
What I didn’t expect was that this soup was going to be epic. It seriously is the best soup I’ve ever had in my entire life. Now, I now that sounds dramatic, and maybe it is, but it’s the truth. And if I’m being dramatic, give me a pass because I’m in pain here. These epic recipes usually seem to happen when I’m not really paying attention and not trying.
I’m so glad I took notes this time, because when I’m not trying I usually just don’t.
I made this with basmati rice, asparagus, tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, whole cream and some other stuff thrown in that make it beautiful. I love basmati rice because it’s fragrant, slightly sweet (but not overly sweet) and goes good with just about everything.
I did include some Cajun seasoning and for whatever reason it complimented it perfectly. The liquid may seem excessive, but it’s not because the rice absorbs it. Feel free to add more if needed.
Here’s your printable-
- 56 oz. chicken, beef or vegetable broth
- 2 cups Basmati rice, cooked
- 1 handful asparagus, snapped, washed and cooked until tender
- 2 vine ripe tomatoes, diced small
- 2 tbsp whole cream
- 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shaved
- 1 tbsp seasoned salt
- 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning
- 1 tsp pepper
- Add everything in a dutch oven or large sauce pan and bring to a slow boil.
- Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
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Abbe @ This is How I CookMarch 29, 2016 at 11:32 PM
I’m so glad you took the time, too! This looks fantastic and I love the Cajun seasoning! More importantly, I hope you are pampering yourself a bit. A root canal can really take it out of you. So to speak!
Mary FrancesMarch 29, 2016 at 10:09 AM
Ah! Root canal really sucks! I hope you’re feeling better now. This soup looks delicious and easy to make. Can’t wait to try it out. Thanks and take care!