African Peanut Soup

SERVES 8
The recipe was found in the November 1994 issue of Vegetarian Times. Enjoy.

Ingredients:
2 medium onions chopped
2 large red bell peppers, chopped
1 to 3 large garlic cloves, mashed
1 to 2 Tbs. Canola oil
28 oz. can tomatoes with juice, chopped
8 cups vegetable broth
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. Crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 cup uncooked short grain rice
2/3 cup smooth peanut butter
chopped roasted peanuts

In a large soup pot, sauté onions, bell peppers and garlic in oil until onions begin to brown around the edges, about 7 minutes.
Add the tomatoes and juice, broth, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Simmer, uncovered, over low heat about 15 minutes.
Add rice, cover and simmer until rice is tender about 30 minutes. Add the peanut butter; whisk until smooth. Heat to a simmer and serve immediately, garnished with chopped roasted peanuts.

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