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Vegetable Soup

A staple of a solid meal and with a soothing effect, vegetable soup is versatile, nutritious, and stores well.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 8 bowls of soup

Equipment

  • 1 Crock Pot
  • 1 Chopping Board
  • 1 Chef Knife
  • 1 Can Opener

Ingredients
  

  • 6 cup water distilled, filtered, or bottled
  • 1 fresh carrot, large, diced
  • 1 fresh onion, diced
  • 6 cloves unpeeled garlic whole, chopped, or diced
  • 1 can chicken or beef stock
  • 1 can tomatoes, diced
  • 1 can canellini beans interchangeable with rice
  • 1/2 can celery, dehydrated
  • 1 cup rice, jasmine, uncooked interchangeable with beans
  • 3 pieces chicken tenderloin, diced optional, frozen or fresh
  • 2 tbsp butter, real
  • 1 tsp salt, refined
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, ground or cracked
  • 2 tsp oregano, parsley, and thyme herb mix
  • 1 dash cumin
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

Instructions
 

  • Put six cups of water into your Crock Pot and turn it on, setting it to "High", a four-hour cook.
    Your goal is to be done with all food prep (all of your ingredients are in the pot) by the time the water starts steaming.
  • Set up your chopping board on a towel nearby your Crock Pot with all of your ingredients around the board. Have a trash can nearby for waste.
    Dice your fresh vegetables: carrot, onion, and garlic and slide them into your Crock Pot with your chef knife and cutting board.
  • Open all cans with your can opener and dump their contents into the Crock Pot carefully to avoid spillage and splash.
  • If you've opted to add chicken and rice, this is the time to add your cup of rice and diced chicken tenderloin.
  • Add and mix in your butter, and then each spice, herb, and powder one-by-one, stirring for even consistency.
  • Turn your Crock Pot heat down to a 6-hour cook temperature, but note that your vegetable soup will be able to be enjoyed after three hours.
  • Check on your Crock Pot cook periodically (hourly) to make sure it's cooking evenly.
    Stir and check for any "stickage" of ingredients on the bottom of the pot.
  • Make sure your water-to-food ratios are within the type of soup you enjoy — add water to taste or ladle some out as you prefer, knowing that some liquid will steam away.
Keyword soup, vegetable, veggie