African Peanut Soup

As promised, here's the recipe for African Peanut Soup. Be warned though, it looks pretty unappetizing until the very end when you stir the peanut butter in. Feel free to add more or less peanut butter to get the thickness you like.

African Peanut Soup

2 T olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2 t chopped garlic
1/4 cup rice
4 cups chicken broth (2 small cans works)
1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes with juice
1/2-3/4 t crushed red pepper
black pepper to taste
3/4 cup chunky peanut butter
1 t chopped fresh thyme or 1/4 t dried thyme

Heat oil in soup pot over medium. Add onions, peppers, and garlic and saute until soft, about 5 minutes.

Add rice, broth, tomatoes with juice, crushed red pepper, and black pepper.

Simmer for 45 minutes or until rice is soft. Whisk in peanut butter until well blended. Lower heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes.

Serve and sprinkle each bowl with thyme.

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