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Cabbage Soup

What you need: 

1 head red cabbage, bite sized
3 medium onions, coarsely chopped
8 ounces raisins
1/2 cup brown rice, uncooked
1 (15 ounce) can whole tomatoes
1 (8 ounce) can tomato paste
splash vinegar

What you do: 

1. Put cabbage, onions, raisins, and rice in crock pot.
2. Add water to cover generously (tough to do since the cabbage floats). Cook on highest setting for a few hours, until the cabbage is faded and the water is bright purple.
3. Add tomatoes, paste, and vinegar. Finish cooking on lowest cooking setting.'

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SO HOW'D IT GO?

So..... this made four gallons of soup. I seriously filled up a four gallon pot with all of the ingredients and then added just enough water to cover them--what the hell did I do wrong? Is it supposed to make this much? Don't get me wrong, it fed us for a couple weeks, which was cool and all but... I thought this was supposed to be a crock pot recipe, so the quantity was sort of.... well, surprising.

Anyway, it wasn't spectacular right away, but it was great the second day, and kept getting better (until it inevitably went bad.... we couldn't finish it all!!). It definitely gets sweeter and yummier with age, like any soup. Also, don't leave out the raisins, they're amazing. And we thought it could've used more rice.

So I'd definitely recommend it if you're running a soup kitchen... if not, cut the recipe down! :)

I wish I'd taken a picture... not just because it was kind of comical, but also because it's actually a very pretty soup. It's all pinky purple when it's done.

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I'm not sure why, but my rice never cooked?  I only cooked the soup for 6 hours; should I have let it go all day?  The result was very flavorful, but hubby (carni) didn't like it.  I thought it was good, but needed something like a bean or meat sub.

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