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Stone Soup

Sopa de Piedra

Haz una sopa riquísima con lo que tengas a la mano. ¡Es mejor cuando cada miembro de la familia aporta un ingrediente diferente a la olla, e incluso mejor cuando se cuenta la historia de ‘Sopa de Piedra’ antes de comenzar a cocinar! Para ninxs con edades 5 y adelante. Esta actividad dura ~ 60 min +

Ingredientes

8 tazas de caldo de verduras

3/4 de taza de lentejas secas (o una lata de frijoles)

4-5 ‘verduras de raíz’ (por ejemplo: zanahorias, nabos y/o betabeles o remolachas) picadas en trozos del tamaño de un bocado (si usas betabel o remolacha, también puedes picar y agregar sus hojas tallos)

1 manojo de acelgas o kale (col rizada), o una mezcla de ambos, picados o rasgados

½ cabeza de brócoli o coliflor (opcional), picado

¼ de col o repollo (opcional), picado

1 calabaza de invierno pequeña, precocida* sin semillas ni cáscara, cortada en trozos del tamaño de un bocado (opcional)

1 cucharada de aceite vegetal

1 puñado pequeño de orégano fresco y otro de salvia

1 ramita de romero (alrededor de 4-6 pulgadas de largo)

Sal y pimienta al gusto

 

Pasos a seguir:

  1. Coloca una olla grande a fuego medio, agrega el aceite y el caldo y hierve a fuego lento.
  2. Agrega las lentejas y las ‘verduras de raíz’. Vuelve a hervir a fuego lento.
  3. Cuando las verduras comiencen a ponerse blandas, agrega la col rizada (kale) y las acelgas (también el brócoli, la coliflor o el repollo si se tienen). Vuelve a hervir a fuego lento hasta que todas las verduras estén blandas.
  4. Agrega las hierbas frescas hacia el final de la cocción.
  5. Agrega la calabaza de invierno precocida* ya que la sopa esté lista, apaga el fuego y deja que la calabaza baje la temperatura para servir.
  6. ¡Sirve con parmesano rallado y un buen pan para una comida acogedora en un clima fresco!

Stone Soup in English

Escucha el libro Sopa de Piedras

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