Watercress Potato and Rice Soup

When I open my kitchen window I hear the sounds of a small river. A small beautiful winding river that passes in front of my house. And this time of year the river is full of a lovely green plant known as watercress. Some consider watercress an herb, others say it is an aquatic vegetable. Well, whatever it is, it is packed with nutrition and it tastes good. I find it similar in taste to arugula. It has a little kick of spice.

Watercress Potato and Rice Soup/With fresh Portuguese Bread
Watercress Potato and Rice Soup/With fresh Portuguese Bread

We explored the river a few days ago  in search of watercress. I slipped on a rock and fell in, but luckily it was a warm day and the water wasn’t too cold. It woke me up, made me laugh, and left me with a few small cuts and a little bruise.

Watercress growing in the River
Watercress growing in the river

 

Fresh Harvested Watercress/In Portuguese known as Agrião
Fresh Harvested Watercress/In Portuguese known as Agrião

Having an abundance of watercress I decided to experiment and make watercress potato and rice soup. It was DELICIOUS.

The Recipe:

A large bunch of fresh Watercress (5 cups or more)

5 medium-sized potatoes

1 large onion

1/4 brown rice (dry)

4 cloves of garlic

1 red pepper

1 teaspoon of black pepper

2 teaspoons sea salt (or salt to taste)

1 tablespoon butter

Combine all ingredients in a large pot of water.

Bring to boil and then bring to a lower heat.

Cook for 1 hour.

Hearty, nutritious, delicious. I suggest eating it with fresh bread.

Watercress Potato and Rice Soup.

Our Green Valley: The River Runs through It
Our Green Valley: The River Runs through It

Let food be thy medicine.-Hippocrates

Give thanks to the Green World that Sustains us. EARTH DAY EVERYDAY.

~Yogini Tiff

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4 thoughts on “Watercress Potato and Rice Soup

  1. rinawantsacabin@aol.com

    It’s so tasty I get it at whole foods 🙂 What a great receipt Thank you for sharing 🙂 Your posts are always amazing fun to read:)

    1. Thank you. It is a beautiful valley.. this is my “peace place” and is only a few minutes walk from our house. I love watercress too..Have a beautiful day. thank you again.

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