Fanesca (Spring Soup)
75 mins (prep 60, cooking 15)
25 ingredients
8-10 servings
Plan ahead for your Easter feast! I read an article in The New Yorker magazine regarding a letter from Ecuador by Calvin Trillin about a Spanish soup that he adores called Fanesca, a thick and hearty soup heavy on the beans, which is only available during holy week. Well, the article didn't come with a recipe but I found several on-line, all more or less the same. Don't let the number of ingredients put you off, it will come together relatively quickly. Seeing as how I'm a vegetarian, I omitted the salt cod but I am leaving it here in case you are not but making it an optional addition. If you do add it then you'll have to start this recipe the day before. Note that the rice, beans and vegetables should all be cooked before adding and that will take you less than an hour if they are all cooked simultaneously (see instructions). If you cook everything ahead of time this recipe comes together in 15 minutes. Anyway, I made this on Saturday, day before Easter and we both loved it:D

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Serving Size (365.38 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 450.73 Calories from Fat 93.78
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10.42g 128.3%
Saturated Fat 3.35g 133.9%
Trans Fat 0.06g %
Cholesterol 131.82mg 351.51%
Sodium 4588.38mg 1529.46%
Total Carbohydrate 25.73g 68.62%
Dietary Fiber 5.28 g 168.98%
Sugars 11.96 g %
Protein 64.66g 1034.57%
Vitamin A 698.05IU% Vitamin C 50.86mg%
Calcium 466.14mg% Iron 4.2mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
medium onions, ground cumin, fresh ground pepper, long-grain rice, corn kernel, winter squash, green peas, low-fat milk