How Brave Are You?

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. 

Stingi-Needle Soup

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.

Good luck!