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Amélie’s French Bakery’s Spinach Asparagus Leek Soup

Show off your cooking skills to friends and family with this easy to make local Charlotte favorite.

Ingredients

  • 3 large leeks sliced into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 medium potatoes, washed and diced
  • 3 medium carrots sliced into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 quarts chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup long-grain rice
  • 1 pound asparagus sliced into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 pound fresh spinach, rinsed
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Pepper to taste (and then some!)

Preparation

  • In large pot, saute leeks and onion in butter until tender.
  • Add salt, broth and rice.
  • Cover and boil 10 minutes.
  • Add carrots, cover and boil for additional 10 minutes.
  • Add potatoes, cover and boil for additional 10 minutes.
  • Add asparagus, cover and boil for 5 minutes or until tender.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add cream, spinach and pepper.
  • Cover and allow spinach to wilt slightly.

WANNA GO?
Amélie’s French Bakery
301 S. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
704.899.0088

This article ran in the January 2016 issue of Charlotte Happenings.

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