The bulbs are coming up and the fruit trees are starting to bloom, and I’ve nearly perfected this soup recipe. I’m calling it Leeky Veggie Noodle Soup. Here’s about how it goes:

  • Cooking oil of your choice
  • 1/2 a large yellow cooking onion (i.e. not sweet) chopped
  • 1 lb sliced mushrooms
  • 2 carrots sliced
  • 1 leek, cleaned and sliced
  • 5 cups veggie broth
  • 3/4 cup orzo
  • water if needed

Saute onion and mushrooms using oil in soup pot until mushrooms are soft. Add carrots and leek (I like to add them as I chop them.) Let the carrots soften a little bit. Add veggie broth and orzo and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10min (or whatever amount is directed on the orzo box.) If it’s too porridge-y and not soup-y enough add water to desired consistency.