Combine mushrooms, leeks, dry sherry, and pasta for this simple and sumptuous soup. A lovely beginning or finish for any meal, and ready to serve in less than 20 minutes.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 4 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
- 1 cup sliced leeks
- 2 tablespoons margarine
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 cup dry sherry
- 3 (10.5 ounce) cans condensed beef broth
- 3 3/4 cups water
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup uncooked orzo pasta
In a large pot over medium high heat, saute the mushrooms and leeks in the butter or margarine and olive oil until tender. Add the sherry and reduce liquid by half.
Then add the beef broth, water and ground black pepper. Bring to a boil and add the pasta. Boil gently for 10 minutes, or until the pasta is tender. Garnish with sliced mushrooms if desired.