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Smarter Russian Cabbage Soup "Borscht"

with Mushrooms and Beans

Smarter Russian Cabbage Soup "Borscht"

Smarter Russian Cabbage Soup "Borscht" - Greetings from Russia: This classic guarantees hearty enjoyment!

296
calories
Calories
1 hr
Preparation
easy
Difficulty
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Ingredients

for 4 servings
2 Beets (each about 125 grams)
1 package dried Porcino mushroom (30 grams)
4 Potatoes (about 300 grams)
1 Onion
1 Carrot
1 Parnsip
½ small Green cabbage (300 grams)
2 tablespoons Canola oil
1 liter Vegetable broth
Pepper
250 grams White beans (canned; drained weight)
½ bunch flat-leaf Parsley
Salt
4 tablespoons low-fat yogurt or Sour cream (80 grams)
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Kitchen utensils

1 Cutting board, 1 Pot (with lid), 1 Small bowl, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Peeler, 1 Small knife, 1 Coarse grater, 1 Large knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 large, high Pot (with lid), 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Fine-mesh sieve, 1 Ladle

Preparation steps

Smarter Russian Cabbage Soup "Borscht" preparation step 1
1

Rinse the beets thoroughly under running water. Place in a pot, cover with cold water and bring to a boil. Cover and cook for about 40 minutes over medium heat.

Smarter Russian Cabbage Soup "Borscht" preparation step 2
2

Meanwhile, soak dried porcini mushrooms with 200 ml (approximately 3/4 cup) of lukewarm water in a small bowl according to package instructions.

Smarter Russian Cabbage Soup "Borscht" preparation step 3
3

Peel potatoes and onion and rinse potatoes. Cut both into small cubes. Rinse carrot and parsnip, trim, peel and grate coarsely.

Smarter Russian Cabbage Soup "Borscht" preparation step 4
4

Trim the cabbage, removing the unsightly outer leaves and the stalk. Rinse cabbage, cut into narrow strips and shake dry.

Smarter Russian Cabbage Soup "Borscht" preparation step 5
5

Heat oil in a large pot and fry the onion over medium heat until translucent.

Smarter Russian Cabbage Soup "Borscht" preparation step 6
6

Add potatoes and cabbage and cook briefly, stirring. Then pour in the broth and cook for 5 minutes.

Smarter Russian Cabbage Soup "Borscht" preparation step 7
7

Squeeze out porcini mushrooms slightly and cut into small pieces. Strain soaking liquid through a fine sieve into the vegetables.

Smarter Russian Cabbage Soup "Borscht" preparation step 8
8

Add the grated vegetables and mushrooms. Season with pepper and cook for 8-10 minutes over medium heat.

Smarter Russian Cabbage Soup "Borscht" preparation step 9
9

Meanwhile, drain beets and rinse under cold running water. Peel the skins with a small knife and cut off woody ends.

Smarter Russian Cabbage Soup "Borscht" preparation step 10
10

Cut beets in slices, then cut into narrow strips. Add to the pot and cook over medium heat for another 5 minutes.

Smarter Russian Cabbage Soup "Borscht" preparation step 11
11

Meanwhile, rinse beans in a sieve with cold water until the water runs clear, then drain well. Rinse the parsley, shake dry, pluck off the leaves and chop.

Smarter Russian Cabbage Soup "Borscht" preparation step 12
12

Add beans to the soup, season with salt and pepper and return to a boil. Sprinkle each serving with parsley and 1 tablespoon yogurt or sour cream and serve.