Saturday, July 9, 2011

GORJESS EATS #1: My Twisted Tomato Rice Soup

I've never done a cooking post but I'm cooking all the time.  It's about time I post some of my successful cooxperiments (why on earth would I ever post the failed ones, not like there are any ;P)
So yeah, I actually made this gorjess original recipe today after being inspired by eating some tomato rice soup at the urth caffe.

tomato rice soup @urth caffe
451 South Hewitt Street, Los Angeles -
(213) 797-4534

It's a very simple soup, tasted like chef boyardi sauce watered up with a scoop of rice but it was delish nonetheless! So, I decided to make my own version of tomato rice soup using spicy chicken bratwursts, baby portabella mushrooms and corn for a twist on soup & can I just say it was a BIG HIT for dinner :)

What you'll need:
(Servings: 6)

3 ( you can use more if you like it meaty ~.^) spicy chicken bratwursts
2 cans del monte tomato sauce
4-6 roma tomatoes
1 white onion
4-5 cloves of garlic
1 package baby portabella mushrooms
1 whole white corn
2 tablespoons canola oil

2-3 quarts of water depending on how watery or thick you want your soup
1 1/2 cups of rice
3 tablespoons chicken bouillon

& the following spices vary to your taste:
lemon & pepper
garlic salt
black pepper

Start by heating up your pot & putting your oil. While waiting for the oil to heat up, proceed by mincing garlic and chopping onions. Brown garlic first and then sautee onions.

Add half a cup of water & then place brats in pot. I used Johnsonville's Spicy Chicken Bratwursts. The reason I only used three was 'cause that was all I had but it worked out perfectly :)

After the sausages have simmered long enough in water you have two options:

slice it up nice and pretty like sausages are usually cut


smash it up like ground meat for the sole purpose of better meat distribution

You can guess which one I did. Just 'cause if I cut it up nice and pretty I don't think the sausages would've gone around as nice as it did.

dice up tomatoes and throw them in the pot

Add 2-3 quarts of water

 Add canned tomato sauce, rice & spices. Let simmer.

Smash up the tomato chunks when soft & add the mushrooms & corn!


 Hope you enjoyed my twist on tomato rice soup & stay gorjess..body, mind & soul :)