*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
               Celery Soup with Anise Seed (Pressure Cooked)
 Recipe By     : Cooking Under Pressure, copyright 1989
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups And Stocks
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2      tablespoons   butter or oil
    1      tablespoon    anise seed
    2      medium        leeks, white only (abt 1 1/2 c) -- thinly sliced
    1      head          celery (1 1/2 lbs), including leaves -- cut in 1/2 sli
    5      cups          chicken or vegetable stock
      2/3  cup           raw orzo
                         salt -- to taste
 serves 6
 Heat the butter in the cooker.  Saute the anise seeds for 10 seconds, stirring 
 constantly.  add the leeks and saute for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.  Stir 
 in the celery, stock, and orzo.  Lock the lid in place and over high heat bring
  to high pressure.  Adjust heat to maintain high pressure and cook for 3 minute
 s.  Reduce pressure with a quick release method.  Remove the lid, tilting it aw
 ay from you to allow any excess steam to escape.  If the orzo or celery is not 
 quite done, cook over medium heat, uncovered, for another minute or two.  With 
 a slotted spoon, remove about a third of the celery and orzo.  Puree in a food 
 processor or blender, then stir back into the soup.  Reheat if necessary.  Add 
 salt to taste and serve immediately.
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