Any dish that gives me a chance to play with my immersion blender scores points with me. I didn't have any cooked brown rice so I added 3 tablespoons of dry millet in with the carrots along with an extra 1/2 cup of brooth. The addition of the grain gave this an extra body and creaminess you don't usually find in carrot soups made without cream. Ate the soup hot garnished with some chopped cilantro. Thanks Roosie!