with red peppers, green beans, broccoli and fresh tomatoes
This typical rice soup of the Mallorquin kitchen is made of a variety of garden vegetables and has a healthy twist.
White round rice
La Vera sweet paprika powder
Not included: olive oil, salt, pepper
* More information about the ingredients are available upon request.
Wash all vegetables. Peel the tomato and onion and cut them into pieces. Chop the red pepper and peel the garlic. Place all the vegetables in a mixing jar and blend them together with the paprika powder until you get a nice puree. Make sure to keep some of the texture of the vegetables.
Cut the mushrooms into quarters, the green beans through the middle and the broccoli in small florets.
Bring water to a boil in a pot. Add the broccoli and the green beans. Remove the broccoli after 3 minutes and the beans after 10 minutes.
Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a medium saucepan and add the vegetable puree. Let it cook for 5 minutes, while stirring occassionaly to reduce its volume. Optionally season. Add the rice and mix it well for 1 minute. Be careful that it doesn't stick to the pan!
Dissolve the vegetable broth in 750ml of hot water and add it to the saucepan. Let is simmer for 10 minutes. Add the broccoli, mushrooms and green beans. Let it simmer for another 5 minutes. If necessary, add some hot water so the rice doesn't dry out. Optionally season and finish with a tablespoon of olive oil.