The weather has been absolutely perishing today. When we went to the bowling alley at noon, there
Talking of weather, we are pretty lucky that we haven't really had much snow at all, Buffalo, which is not really that far from us, as the crow flies, has been deluged with the white stuff. :Lake effect snow as they are south of the lakes. I am told that the roads in our sister town are pretty bad. I call it a sister town because you can't really tell, except for signs, where one town ends and the other begins. Round here the roads weren't too bad.
Here's something a bit different and something I will certainly plan on making.
Fragrant Fish Soup
1 cup jasmine rice
2 cups water
1 zest and juice of lemon
4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
1 lb tilapia fillets or other firm white fish
4 cups bite-size pieces arugula or watercress, tough stems removed (about 1 bunch)
1 cup finely shredded carrots
1/4 cup very thinly sliced fresh mint
2 scallions, finely chopped
1. Combine rice and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat; cover and cook until the water is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Stir in lemon zest and juice.
2. Meanwhile, bring broth to a simmer in another medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat so the broth remains steaming, but not simmering. Add fish and cook until just tender, about 5 minutes. Remove and break into bite-size chunks.
3. Divide the lemony rice among 4 bowls. Top with equal portions of the fish, arugula (or watercress), carrot, mint and scallions. Ladle 1 cup of the warm broth into each bowl and serve.
Have a great day