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Mario Batali's Spanish-Style Rice with Winter Vegetables

Makes: 8 servings
Prep 25 mins Cook 30 mins
Mario Batali's Spanish-Style Rice with Winter Vegetables
Ingredients
  • 1 - 2  teaspoons  saffron threads* or Spanish paprika
  • 7 - 8  cups  vegetable broth (two 32-oz. boxes)
  • 2  cups  arborio rice or short-grain rice
  • 1  medium  carrot, coarsely chopped
  • 1  medium  red sweet pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 1  small  turnip, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2  small  acorn squash, peeled, seeded, and cubed
  • 4  green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1  cup  cremini mushrooms, quartered
  • 1/2  medium  zucchini, chopped
  • 5 - 6  tablespoons  olive oil
  •  Fresh thyme leaves
Directions

1. In small saucepan combine saffron and 1 cup water; bring to boiling. Remove from heat. In large saucepan bring broth to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and keep warm.

2. In 12-inch skillet combine saffron mixture and rice; bring to boiling over high heat. Simmer, stirring frequently, until most liquid is absorbed. Add carrot, sweet pepper, turnip, squash, and 1 cup broth; bring to boiling; reduce heat to medium. Simmer and stir until most liquid is absorbed. Continue adding broth, 1 cup at a time, stirring constantly until liquid is absorbed and rice is just tender (about 20 minutes, adding 5 cups broth total).

3. Add green onions, mushrooms, zucchini, and 1 cup broth. Cook and stir until liquid is absorbed. Add remaining 1 to 2 cups broth. Cook and stir until vegetables are tender and rice is tender yet slightly firm in the center (about 10 minutes, adding 2 to 3 cups broth total.)

4. Remove from heat; stir in 4 tablespoons of the olive oil. To serve, drizzle with remaining olive oil and sprinkle with thyme. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Mario Batali's Spanish-Style Rice with Winter Vegetables)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 263,
  • Fat, total (g) 9,
  • chol. (mg) 0,
  • sat. fat (g) 1,
  • carb. (g) 43,
  • Monounsaturated fat (g) 6,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • sugar (g) 4,
  • pro. (g) 4,
  • vit. A (IU) 2284,
  • vit. C (mg) 27,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 3,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 85,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 840,
  • Potassium (mg) 232,
  • calcium (mg) 20,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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