Recipe: Cheesy Broccoli Soup (copycat: Panera's Broccoli Cheddar)
If you don't want to use Velveeta, replace it with eight ounces of shredded Cheddar cheese.
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1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter
1 medium onion (5 ounces), finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced or put through a garlic press
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 cup sweet rice flour
4 cups homemade chicken stock or store-bought gluten-free reduced-sodium broth
1 1/2 cups whole or 2% milk
1 package (16 ounces) frozen chopped broccoli
1 large carrot (2 ounces), peeled and grated
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
8 ounces Velveeta, cut into small cubes (see note above)