6 cups chicken stock or vegetable stock
1 onion, chopped
1 carrot, sliced
2 stalks celery, sliced
1/3 cup uncooked brown rice
1 1/3 cups fresh spinach, washed and chopped
1 1/3 cups butter lettuce - rinsed, and torn into small pieces
1 1/3 cups chopped fresh parsley
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
1 pinch cayenne pepper

In a sauce pan cook the stock, onion, carrot, celery and rice for 40 minutes covered or until rice is soft.

Place spinach, lettuce and parsley in saucepan. Cover with water and bring to a quick boil. Drain immediately, and add to soup.

Season with parsley, salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper.

Mix in blender until smooth. May be thinned with more broth.

Refrigerate overnight.

Serves 6