Yum! What a delicious way to make sure your little ones get their veggies! This recipe is easy to make and fun to eat!!
This version of the traditional Spanish dish is quick and simple.
11⁄2 cups water or vegetable stock 375 mL
1⁄2 tsp ground turmeric 2 mL
1 tbsp olive oil 15 mL
1⁄4 cup chopped onion 60 mL
1⁄2 cup medium-grain rice, rinsed 125 mL
1⁄4 cup chopped green bell pepper 60 mL
chopped red bell pepper 60 mL
1⁄4 cup frozen peas 60 mL
1. In a measuring cup, whisk together water and turmeric.
2. In a skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until tender, about
3 minutes. Stir in rice, green pepper, red pepper, peas and stock mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes.
3. Transfer to blender and purée on high speed to desired consistency.
Makes about 2 cups (500 mL)
Combining vitamin C–rich foods with iron-rich foods helps the body absorb more iron. Red peppers are rich in vitamin C, and enriched rice is a good source of iron.