Rich and Creamy Irish Potato Soup


[For 12 oz. Zojirushi Stainless Steel Food Jars]
Ingredients (serves 1): 

  • 2 tsp. butter
  • 1 cup leeks (white and pale green parts only), halved lengthwise, thinly sliced 
  • 4 oz. russet potatoes, peeled, diced 
  • 1-1/2 cups vegetable broth 
  • 1/4 tsp. salt 
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper  
Garnish: 
  • 1/2 tsp. chopped dried chives
[For 17 oz. Zojirushi Stainless Steel Food Jars]
Ingredients (serves 1):

  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1-1/2 cup leeks (white and pale green parts only), halved lengthwise, thinly sliced 
  • 6 oz. russet potatoes, peeled, diced 
  • 2 cups vegetable broth 
  • 1/3 tsp. salt 
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper  
Garnish: 
  • 1/2 tsp. chopped dried chives 
*This recipe was developed for 12 oz. and 17 oz. Zojirushi Stainless Food Jars. Adjustments may be required for making this recipe in other Food Jar sizes.  
1
Preheat the Zojirushi food jar by pouring boiling water (not included in the ingredients list). Close the lid and allow to preheat.
2
Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add leeks and sauté until leeks are translucent, about 5 minutes.
3
Add potatoes and broth to the saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook until potatoes begin to soften, about 15 minutes.
4
Puree soup with a hand blender or a tabletop blender until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Bring soup to simmer. 
5
Discard hot water from the food jar. Fill with prepared soup from step 4 up until 1 cm below the ridge and close lid.  
6
Consume the soup within 6 hours. Garnish with dried chives before you eat. 
7
Enjoy!