Arborio Rice and White Bean Soup
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
2 stars because it was really convenient and not "gross", but I think it is perhaps the least flavorful thing I have ever eaten.
Super easy to make. I used carrots instead of broccoli and cauliflower and also sauteed some mushrooms in lemon juice and threw those in, too. The lemon makes a big difference in flavor. If you have leftovers, they will magically turn into risotto overnight! :)
I added an onion, salt and pepper when adding the garlic. I added frozen bell pepper blend with the other frozen vegetables and it was delicious, plenty of flavor.
I'm giving this two stars because it's healthy, quick and easy to prepare all in one pot. Plus, it's really budget friendly. The texture of the rice, beans, and veggies all works. However, the flavor just isn't there, and that is the most important thing. I made the recipe as stated, but also added chopped onion, yellow bell pepper, salt and pepper to try to jazz it up. I also used a very good brand of veggie broth. It was still bland. My husband normally loves leftovers, but wouldn't bring this to work. I ate some of the leftover, but it didn't improve overnight.