Lebanese tomato soup

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The idea for this soup came from a (translated) Lebanese cookbook I found in a second-hand bookshop. It is fairly basic but would make a good start for something more elaborate.

Lebanese tomato soup
Servings:Serves 6
Calories per serving:139
Ready in:1 hour 45 minutes
Prep. time:15 minutes
Cook time:1 hour 30 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:17th January 2013

Best recipe review

Not Heinz 🍅 soup


Much nicer than Heinz 🍅 soup!



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  1. Melt the butter and fry the onions until just browned, about 5 minutes
  2. In a large pot, add the tomatoes, rice, salt and water and bring to the boil over a fast heat
  3. Add the tomato paste, browned onions and and remaining butter
  4. Cover and simmer for about 1 hour and 15 minutes

Serving suggestions

Serve garnished with a little cinnamon powder

Chef's notes

Nowadays, 2 tablespoons of salt seems to be a little excessive. I would suggest adding just a little and adjusting any seasoning at the end. You can add more but you can't take it away.

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