Tomato Basil Soup
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Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

It’s rich, hearty, and satisfyingly thick without being heavy. There are different opinions on what makes something a bisque. Technically, it’s made from some sort of shellfish puree, but modern usage includes vegetables as well. Above and beyond that, it has to have cream, and be thickened with rice.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time1 hr 50 mins
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 quart chicken broth plus more as needed
  • 1 (28-oz) can crushed San Marzano tomatoes or about 3 1/2 cups of other crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 3 tbsp white long grain rice
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp sugar, or to taste
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 1 pinch cayenne
  • 1 pinch basil to taste