The Handyman's words of wisdom about this soup.
Me: Do you like this soup?
HM: Mmm Hmmm.
Me: You do?
HM: (stopping mid spoon to his mouth) UH Huh!
So there you have it: GOOD SOUP.
(oops....forgot the peas. Imagine if you will, how pretty this table would be with a few green peas in the soup)
It had all the ingredients of Paella, but in soup form.
I have to be honest---I did not buy saffron. I've spent a lot of money on ingredients that I only need a tsp of, and had no qualms about doing so ... but I just couldn't do it for the saffron. So, I Googled it and found out there is really no substitute spice for saffron. I did find one mixture that comes close: turmeric and paprika. I forget the exact ratio off the top of my head, but if you want, you can Google it also.
Since I had both turmeric and paprika in my cupboard, that's what I did.
I also did not blend the veggies and rice to a creamy consistency. I thought I wanted it more brothy-ish, and I wanted to feel the texture of rice in my mouth.
I just realized that I forgot the peas!
I bought the peas--which are still sitting in my freezer.
YOU don't forget the peas.
This soup is filled with chicken and sausage and shrimp.
A really good main dish soup!
I found this soup in the cookbook 'Sunday Soup' a Years's Worth of Mouthwater, Easy to Make, recipes by Betsy Rosbottom.
I am going to link up with
Souper Sundays at Kahakai Kitchen!
Souper Sundays is a weekly blog event that started because of her love of soup and a desire to work through the many soup and soup-like recipes in cookbooks and magazines, Deb set a goal to make a soup or "soupish" dish each week and post it each Sunday and invited others to do the same.