East African Groundnut Soup

From The Moosewood Restaurant Daily Special. This soup is deeply-flavored and delicious. It has peanut-butter in it, too. My roommates raved about this one.
Courtesy of Ruthieki.
Ingredients - (Serves 12).
3 cups, chopped onions,
3 celery stalks, diced,
1 tbsp, oil,
2 bell peppers, diced,
1 dash cayenne,
2 tbsp, curry powder,
1 cup, brown rice,
1 28 oz. can, diced tomatoes,
6 cups water, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 cup natural peanut butter, 1 tbsp sugar, juice of one lime.

(1) In a large pot, saute onions, and celery (approx. 10 min.) on medium heat.
(2) Add bell peppers, and cook 5 minutes more.
(3) Add cayenne, and curry powder, rice, water, tomatoes, and salt. Stir well. Cover the pot, and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and let cook for 40 minutes, until rice is tender.
(4) Whisk in peanut butter, lime juice, and sugar. Add water if soup is too thick. Taste it, and add more salt or sugar as needed.
Serve topped with chopped scallions, cilantro, ground peanuts, lime wedges, etc.
Bon Appetit!
Other Notes
(1) If you are not familiar with cups, assume an empty, 15 ½ oz. size can to have 2 cups capacity (1 cup =8oz. =227g.),
tsp. = teaspoon,
tbsp. = tablespoon,
1lb = 453 grams
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Special Thanks to Town & Country Gardens Contributors: blogger, bulabean, dive-angel (Karin), flickr, Jasmine&Roses, Rita Crane Photography. Rita Crane, daughter of LIFE magazine photographer Ralph Crane. Her work can be seen on Flickr at Rita Crane Photography or on her website., Ruthieki, TMR Davies, W.D. Williams

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