French Vegetable Bisque

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Appears in
Welcome to Claire's: 35 Years of Recipes and Reflections from the Landmark Vegetarian Restaurant

By Claire Criscuolo

Published 2014

  • About

This is our vegetarian version of a rich lobster bisque, and it is a favorite among the staff. Everyone loves its flavor—creamy and spicy.


  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 large onion, chopped


  1. Melt the butter in a large uncovered pot. Add the onions, shallots, parsley, and thyme. Cover and cook over low heat, stirring frequently, for 15 minutes or until onions are tender. Add the carrots, celery, potato, wine, tomatoes, and zucchini. Bring to a boil over medium heat, uncovered. Lower the heat, stir in the rice, and simmer, stirring frequently about 1 hour unti