Soupy rice with swiss chard and butter beans

Soupy rice with swiss chard and butter beans

Arroz en bledes

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Spanish Made Simple
Serves
6

It is a tradition in Spain to eat this dish on Father’s Day, which is also Saint José (Joseph) saint’s day (I remember because my mum is called Maria José, so we always celebrate this day with all the family), and the last day of Las Fallas de València, a huge celebration to commemorate Saint Joseph. So, it is a really important rice dish for the city.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
100ml olive oil
1 swede, Cut into large cubes
4 swiss chard leaves, roughly chopped
1 large tomato, grated
1 teaspoon sweet pimenton
3 litres vegetable stock
300g tinned butter beans
1g saffron threads
500g bomba or paella rice
salt

Method

  1. Place the oil, swede and Swiss chard in a deep heavy-based casserole over a medium heat and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the grated tomato and a pinch of salt and continue to cook for 4 minutes, then add the sweet pimentón, stir once and then immediately pour over the vegetable stock. Bring to the boil over a high heat and cook for 5 minutes, then lower the heat to medium and cook for a further 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, mash half the beans with the saffron and a little bit of the cooking stock, either with a fork or a mortar and pestle. Add both the mashed and whole beans to the casserole and stir well, as they can easily catch on the bottom of the pan. Add the rice and cook over a medium heat for a further 17 minutes, or until the rice is cooked. Give it a gentle stir every 3 minutes throughout cooking to help the starch bind the liquid together and give creaminess to the final dish. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed before serving.
Tags:
Spanish
simple
weekday
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