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Rice, onions, carrots, garlic and celery: the perfect soup – Italian Cuisine


Warm and reassuring as the embrace of a loved one, the soup is an intimate dish, to be enjoyed in these cold winter evenings. Here is an ideal recipe

Intense aromas for home, vapors that flood every room, ancient flavors: the rice soup it is all this, a dish that brings back children, that brings back in time, to the most authentic aromas. Simple ingredients for a dish that is a true one comfort food, perfect to savor surrounded by the dearest loved ones, in these winter evenings. Yes, because the soup really makes the atmosphere at home, it's an intimate, reserved dish.

Rice, vegetables and an inevitable fragrance

As for the most traditional recipes, few ingredients they are enough to create that alchemy of flavors that makes everything perfect. In the case of soup it is essential to prepare a beef broth rich in aromas, in which to cook rice. You can choose between chicken, veal or beef. If you decide to add some bone, you will have a thicker broth, thanks to the collagen that the latter will release during cooking. In addition to meat, basic aromas like onion, carrot, celery and garlic, which should be crushed and fried in a little oil and then the rice, to choose from the most suitable varieties for soups and minestrone. Last but not least, the parsley, the ingredient that gives the soup that extra touch, which can not be renounced.

The recipe for rice soup

For 4 people: take it 250 g of vialone nano rice, an onion, a stalk of celery, a carrot, a clove of garlic, extra virgin olive oil, grated Parmigiano Reggiano, salt and parsley, as well as 1.5 liters of meat broth. First chop the vegetables and fry them in a saucepan with a little oil. Once golden, add the stock and when it reaches the boil, add the rice. Cook for about fifteen minutes and then turn off. Season with salt and finish with a generous sprinkling of Parmesan and chopped parsley. Bring to the steaming table.

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