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Easy Leek and Potato Soup

Easy Leek and Potato Soup

This lightened up version of your favourite warm, comforting soup comes together in a pinch in your rice cooker. Enjoy this soup either hot or chilled.

Easy Leek and Potato Soup
Difficulty:Easy

Ingredients

Servings:4
  • 2leeks
  • 3garlic cloves
  • 3 tbspunsalted butter
  • 1.5 lbyellow flesh potatoes (approximately 5 medium potatoes)
  • 0.5 tspdried thyme
  • 0.5 tspsalt
  • 4 cupssodium-reduced chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1 cupwater
  • 2bay leaves
  • Chopped parsley and hot sauce for serving (optional)

Steps

STEP 1

To prepare leeks, cut in half lengthwise. Leaving about 1 inch of pale green, cut off dark green leaves and discard. Separate remaining pale green and white leaves and wash under cold running water. Slice leeks into 1/2-inch (1 cm) pieces (approximately 3 cups).

STEP 2

Chop garlic.

STEP 3

Add butter, leeks and garlic to rice cooker. Press the menu select to STEAM function and press START. It will automatically set for 10 minutes.

STEP 4

Peel potatoes and coarsely chop. You should have about 4 cups.

STEP 5

Once STEAM function is complete, open the lid and stir. Add thyme, salt, chopped potatoes, broth, water and bay leaves. Press the menu select to SOUP and press START. It will automatically set for one hour. Timer will beep after one hour.

STEP 6

Turn off rice cooker and purée soup using a hand blender or in batches using a food processor.

STEP 7

Taste and add salt and pepper, if required.

STEP 8

Serve with chopped parsley and a dollop of hot sauce or sour cream, if desired.

Enjoy

Easy Leek and Potato Soup

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