Sea scallops are added to this soup which incorporates chopped tomatoes, carrots, onions, and celery in chicken broth with long grain white rice. Garnish with fresh basil sliced into ribbons.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 large carrot, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup uncooked long-grain rice
- 1 (29 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 2 cups chicken broth
- salt and pepper to taste
- 3/4 pound scallops
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, celery, and carrot; cook and stir vegetables until they begin to soften, approximately 2 to 3 minutes. Add rice and cook, stirring until rice is evenly coated in oil, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in undrained tomatoes, chicken broth, and salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes.
Rinse the scallops, and if large cut scallops in half. Stir the scallops into soup, and cover. Continue to simmer until the rice is tender and the scallops are opaque, approximately 5 to 10 minutes.
Season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir in the basil, and serve.