Cabbage Roll Soup

I don't know about y'all but I love soup and I love cabbage and I love the inside of a eggroll. But, I found out how many calories were inside of an eggroll and about had sticker shock..  you know the sticker shock you get when you look at the price of a new car.. ok maybe it's not that bad, but still.. its rice noodles and vegetables and that odd red pork looking stuff.. it all seems super unhealthy and as soon as you fry it in omega-6 fatty crap corn oil.. you are in for a inflammatory response in the microbiota of the gut. ha ha....
Anyways...  to make a long lecture short...
Here is a hearty healthy soup for the cold nights.. which we were having a lot of and then we went back into a heat wave!

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Cabbage Roll Soup


Ingredients
1 large onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 lb lean ground turkey
¾ cup uncooked long grain rice (you can use orzo or quinoa here)
1 medium head cabbage, chopped (core removed)
1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons tomato paste
4 cups beef broth
1½ cups V8 or other vegetable juice
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon thyme
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 bay leaf
salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

1. In a large pot, brown onion, garlic, pork and beef. Drain any fat.

2. Stir in chopped cabbage and let cook until slightly softened (about 3 minutes).

3. Add all remaining ingredients, bring to a boil and reduced heat to medium low. Cover and simmer on low until rice is fully cooked (about 25-30 minutes)

4. Remove bay leaf and serve.

I would add some red pepper flakes... the spice of life..

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This is what is on the menu for leftovers tonight.. I made this last night and it was darn good.. I can't wait for it to get happy in the fridge.. Soup always tastes better the next day.. all those flavors just marinate and they get happy co-habitating together..
That is all for today.. I am on my lunch break eating leftover chicken posole...
I swear all day long I dream of food...


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