Recipe: Immune-Building Herbal Tonic Soup

Recipe: Immune-Building Herbal Tonic Soup

From Mother Earth Living

Makes 6 servings

Savory vegetable soup is a traditional way of incorporating astragalus, garlic and medicinal mushrooms into your diet.

  • 1 ounce dried astragalus root slices
  • 1⁄2-inch piece fresh gingerroot, slivered
  • 1⁄4 cup brown basmati rice
  • 8 cups vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1⁄2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup winter squash, chopped
  • 1 cup shiitake or maitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup corn, fresh or frozen
  • 2 tablespoons light miso, or to taste
  • 8 medium cloves garlic, minced
  • 1⁄4 cup fresh parsley, minced
  1. Simmer astragalus, ginger, rice and stock in a heavy covered pot for 1 hour.

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