Lovage and Lettuce Soup
Lovage and Lettuce Soup might be just the soup you are searching for. This recipe serves 4. One serving contains 211 calories, 2g of protein, and 17g of fat. This recipe covers 12% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. It can be enjoyed any time, but it is especially good for Autumn. A mixture of lovage leaves, heavy whipping cream, rice, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so flavorful. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free and vegetarian diet. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 45 minutes.
Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat, add leeks, and cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 10 minutes.
Add 4 cups water, rice, and salt. Cover and cook at an even simmer (lift lid to check and lower heat if necessary) until rice is very soft, about 20 minutes. Stir in lovage and romaine. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook 2 minutes.
Blend soup, in batches, in a blender until very smooth. Return soup to pan, stir in cream, and bring to a gentle simmer. Ladle into bowls, season with salt to taste, and garnish with remaining lovage leaves.
*You can substitute flat-leaf parsley for the lovage, but increase the quantity to 1 1/2 cups (1 oz.).