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Oh boy, this was a lovely soup for a cold night! DH often requests vegetable soup for our weekly soup night, and I am always on the lookout for a recipe that will deliver more nutrition (ie protein, calcium) than my basic veg soup. This one certainly fit the bill! I made half a recipe and it still made quite a bit of soup; more than enough for my family of 3 with some left for lunch. The only changes I made were to sub one cup of green beans in for some of the cauliflower and add peas instead of the brown rice. A nice healthy shake of salt and pepper at the end made this just perfect for us. Served with Quick Sunday Bread and butter, this was a soup-lover's dream. Thanks for posting!! Made for Newest Zaar Tag.

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smellyvegetarian February 04, 2010

Loved this soup! Chock full of veggies and full of flavor. I don't care for onion so left it out. The brown rice is a great addition and adds a nice surprise while you eat the soup. Really loved this - thanks for sharing the recipe! Made for ZWT6, Zwizzle Chicks

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loof June 21, 2010

Perfect for a cold rainy day, tasty, hot and healthy. Love both the creaminess mixed with small bits of veggies and also how low in fat this soup is. This is almost a veggie chowder and how can you not love that. Made one small change used quinoa in place of brown rice. Will defiantly be making this again. Thanks so much for the post.

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Debbwl February 06, 2010

Great soup full of vegetables. I had several of these in the freezer(broccoli, zucchini, onion) and they substituted just fine. I also took some of the other reviewers suggestions and added peas and green beans. For a bit more flavour I added corn, and used 1/2 vegetable stock and 1/2 chicken stock. I love the texture of quinoa, so I substituted it for the brown rice as the original recipe calls for.

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coffey_girl April 19, 2011

I chose to do this recipe because I knew I would like it. But I don't know what happened. I pureed it all (not just half of it). I didn't like the taste. Maybe it's the brown rice which I don't really like. I used chicken broth. Maybe without the rice and potatoes I would have liked it. So that's why I don't want to give stars. Maybe I'll try it another time but just a few servings. Thanks Melissa :) Made for Potluck tag game

# 3 (16 ounce) cans low sodium vegetable broth (or chicken broth if you prefer)
# 4 large carrots, chopped
# 2 medium potatoes, unpeeled and chopped
# 1 large onion, chopped (I prefer Vidalia)
# 1/2 cup brown rice, uncooked
# 8 cups fresh broccoli, coarsely chopped
# 8 cups fresh cauliflower, coarsely chopped
# 1 cup fresh zucchini, cubed
# 4 1/2 cups skim milk
# 1 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground

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Boomette August 12, 2010
Creamy Vegetable Soup