This is a traditional Haitian soup recipe and is usually served at New Year to commemorate Haiti's independence on 1 January 1804. It is a meal in a bowl, combining meat and rice with sweet root vegetables and the kick of spicy pepper.
450g (1 lb) stewing beef
Place the beef in a saucepan, cover generously with water and stir in the allspice and pepper. Boil over medium low heat, partially covered for at least 1 hour or until tender. Drain and chop beef into bite-sized pieces.
In a large stock pot, bring the chicken stock to a boil. Add the pumpkin, turnips/swede, beef, onions, parsley, thyme, and 2 cloves garlic. Simmer until the pumpkin is tender (about15 minutes).
Discard parsley and thyme and remove the meat with a slotted spoon - keep warm. Using an immersion blender, puree the vegetables.
Return to saucepan to the heat, then add the meat, milk, nutmeg, butter, and rice. Cook until rice is tender (15-20 minutes, or longer if you are using bown rice).
Season with salt and pepper, and mix in remaining garlic. Add a little more water or milk if the consistency is too thick. Serve in warmed bowls with a swirl of cream in the centre of each bowl, and crusty bread on the side.
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