Heavy cream and rice are added to chicken stock and browned sausage for this hearty soup. Seasoned with oregano, basil, and fresh parsley, it makes a rich and warming meal for the cold winter months.
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons chopped onion
- 4 (3.5 ounce) links Italian sausage, sliced
- 8 cups chicken stock
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon dried basil
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 2 cups uncooked white rice
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add garlic and onion and saute for 3 minutes, or until tender. Add the sausage, browning well on all sides, about 5 minutes.
Add the chicken stock, oregano, basil and parsley. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour.
Add the rice and simmer for 30 more minutes. Finally, add the cream, stirring well. Remove from heat and let soup rest for 5 minutes before serving.