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Cabbage, Kielbasa and Rice Soup

Photo: © Yunhee Kim
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Good sausage is an excellent time-saver, because the links are already spiced and seasoned. The slices of Polish kielbasa in this soup add a wonderfully smoky, peppery, garlicky flavor.

Ingredients

  • 7 3/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice, such as basmati or jasmine
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3/4 pound kielbasa, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 1 onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 green cabbage, cored and finely shredded
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

How to Make It

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine 1 3/4 cups of the chicken broth with the rice and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook over low heat for 18 minutes, until the rice is tender.

  2. Meanwhile, in a soup pot, heat the oil. Add the kielbasa and cook over moderately high heat until lightly browned, about 4 minutes. Add the onion and cabbage and cook until softened, about 6 minutes. Add the remaining 6 cups of broth and bring to a simmer. Cook over moderately low heat until the cabbage is tender, 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, stir in the rice and serve.