Lyda's Cream of Carrot Soup
You can never have too many soup recipes, so give Lyda's Cream of Carrot Soup A mixture of pepper, onion, toppings: cream, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so tasty. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Melt butter in a large Dutch oven over medium heat; add carrots and next 4 ingredients; saut 8 minutes or until onion is tender. Stir in chicken broth. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer, stirring often, 20 minutes. Stir in rice, and cook, stirring often, 18 minutes or until rice is tender.
Remove from heat. Process mixture with a handheld blender until smooth. Stir in half-and-half, if desired.
Serve with desired toppings.