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Zuppa con riso e chicoria
Zuppa con Riso e Cicoria (Soup with Rice and Dandelions or Dandelion Greens)
Originated from: Ascali Piceno, Marche
Occasion: Any time
Contributed by: Micheline Di Gerolomo (her mother's recipe)

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8 cups chicken broth
1 onion, chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
3/4 cup rice
3 cups fresh cicoria (dandelion greens), chopped
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
Salt, pepper to taste
Parmesan cheese, grated (optional)


o Make chicken broth.

o Clean cicoria (dandelion greens) very well. Chop

o Fry chopped onion until golden.

o Add chopped tomatoes. Stir fry for a few minutes.

o Add chopped cicoria. Stir fry for a few more minutes.

o Add rice. Mix well.

o Add chicken broth to the onion, tomato, cicoria and rice mixture.

o Cook until the rice is ready.

o Garnish with Parmesan cheese (optional).


Photo: Mary Melfi.

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