I originally had this soup on a special lunch date with a friend. It has become a family staple, and my go-to meal for new mamas. Original recipe from Joy of Cooking Sauté lightly, but do not brown: 1 cup diced onion 6 diced carrots 3 diced ribs celery in: ¼ cup butter Stir in: 3 Tablespoons flour 3 Tablespoons curry powder Stir and cook them about 3 minutes. Pour in and simmer 15 minutes: 6 cups chicken or lamb broth 2 bay leafs Add and simmer 15 minutes longer: 1 cup boiled rice 2 cups diced cooked lamb 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon thyme 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind Immediately before serving, stir in: ½ cup hot cream or coconut milk 1 cup diced tart apples Serve & enjoy! Even better when prepared the day before and reheated.