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  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 head broccoli, chopped
  • 1 (32 fluid ounce) container chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup uncooked white rice
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat, and saute garlic 1 minute. Mix in broccoli, and cook 5 minutes. Pour in broth, and stir in rice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 20 minutes.

Strain the broccoli and cooked rice from the soup, and place in a blender with 1 cup of the soup liquid. Blend until smooth. Return to pot. Serve with Cheddar cheese.