Everyone knows about Stinging Nettles right? Seemingly all bad experiences - stinging hands and/or legs. But did you know that one could make a nice soup using the leaves? Here's a recipe from the Island County WSU Master Gardeners.
1/2 lb. Nettle Leaves
5 cups chicken stocks
2 cups cooked brown rice
1/2 tsp soy sauce
Using gloves, rinse the leaves and wad the nettle leaves into a tight mass. Slice mass into 1/2 inch widths and put into boiling water for 1 minute. Remove from heat and rinse in cold water. Set aside. In a large saucepan, bring the chicken stock to a boil. Add cooked rice and soy sauce. Reduce heat. When stock stops boiling, add nettles. Simmer 1 minute and remove from heat. Makes 6 - 8 servings.