Iraqi style Lemony Chard & Turnip Soup
Another recipe from my sis in law. First time turned out too thick because I used too much rice. This time my husband said it tasted just like his sister’s recipe. Enjoy!
Turnip soup “Hami Shalgum”
4 T of evoo or if you want to be ultra healthy use vegetable stock.
2 bunches of chard, ends removed and split down the middle and sliced into strips
2 cups of peeled,cubed, turnip
1 small can tomato paste
½ cup washed basmati rice, soaked in hot water 20 minutes
½ tsp salt
10 tbs lemon juice
6 cups of water
Saute chard in evoo until wilted. About 10 minutes. Add turnip and stir constantly. Cook two minutes. Add the tomato paste and mix well. Cook two minutes. Turn up the heat and add the water and bring to a boil. Add the drained rice and bring to a boil again. Reduce the heat and cook covered mostly 10-15 or until the turnips are tender. Add the salt and lemon and serve.