Potato Kale Soup with Rice…….

It’s another day of windy, rainy weather here in southern Cali. It’s my favorite kind of day and as you know, I love to make  soup on a day like this! Todays soup has red potatoes, Italian kale, tomato and rice. If you are a vegetarian, stop there….the soup is really flavorful and yummy. But if you need something a little meaty, you can add whatever meat you have on hand. I happened to have some jalapeno bratwurst so that is what I added. Soup is one of those things that you can just add whatever you want and it’s quick to throw together. So, whether it’s raining or not, and you are looking for a quick soup, try this and slurp slurp. But don’t make that slurping noise…ewwww, gross.  I hate that. 🙂

 

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Potato Kale Soup with Rice
serves 2

1 bunch of Italian kale (regular kale works too, but the kale you see pictured, is super tender)
2 small red potatoes, cut into chunks
1 clove of fresh garlic
2 Tblsp butter
1  14oz can diced tomatoes
1 cup cooked rice
1 sausage link, sliced (bratwurst, Italian, etc) OPTIONAL
1 bouillon cube (veggie or chicken)

In a medium sized soup pot, melt the butter and add the garlic. Chop the kale into small pieces and saute in the butter garlic mixture. Add the tomatoes, sausage, bouillon cube. Fill the tomato can with water and add to the pot. Add salt and black pepper, to taste.  Allow to cook until the potatoes are tender. Add the cooked rice. Serve with some hot crusty bread and you’re good to go. You may want to make a double batch because the soup is even better the next day.

Is that simple or what!

 

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