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Fresh Pea & Watercress Rice Soup

This Fresh Pea & Watercress Rice Soup is a great recipe to make when you need something fresh, soothing, slightly sweet, and slightly bitter. A simple, creamy rice soup (a thinner version of risotto) that combines the sweetness of peas with a light peppery flavor of watercress, a seasonal green that stimulates the digestion and awakens the senses.

Serves 4; Prep + Cooking time: 25 mins.

What’s in it:

  • 2 1/2 cups peas (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 2 tablespoons onion, chopped
  • 2 cups watercress, coarsely chopped
  • 3 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 cup Arborio rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of freshly grated Parmesan cheese for garnish (optional)

How to make it:

Add the ghee, butter, and onion to a soup pot or dutch oven over medium heat. Saute until the onion becomes translucent and lightly golden.

Add the rice and saute for 1 – 2 minutes, then add the stock and peas and a pinch of salt. Cover the pot and cook on low boil for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally until the rice is tender. Add the watercress and allow to cook for a few minutes longer.

Add a little more stock if the soup is too thick. Finally, stir through the Parmesan and black pepper through to serve.

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