Rice casserole with spinach, chickpeas and cod

  • Arroz
  • 30m.
  • Medium

Ingredients (4 pax )

  • 300g rice
  • 200g fresh spinach
  • 100g cooked chickpeas
  • 200g desalted cod, cut into strips
  • 1 ripe tomato
  • 4 sprigs parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 12 saffron strands
  • Salt
  • 100ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Spain
  • 1 ñora (small, round, dried peppers. Can be substituted with a level spoonful of paprika)
  • 600ml fish stock or water

For the aioli:

  • 2 eggs
  • 400ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Spain
  • Garlic cloves
  • Salt

Rice casserole with spinach, chickpeas and cod recipe

Preparation: 

For the aioli:

In a blender, whisk the egg yolks and the garlic cloves. Add salt and the Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Spain and blend to a smooth consistency.

For the rice with vegetables:

  1. Heat Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Spain into a cooking pot.
  2. Grind the salt and toasted saffron with a pestle and mortar.
  3. Lightly fry the ñora and add to the mortar together with the parsley and a garlic clove. Grind before adding the ingredients to the fish stock. Cook for ten minutes and the set aside for later.
  4. Using the same Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Spain, sauté the other garlic clove and the tomato and, once all the liquids have evaporated, add the spinach and the rice. Fry gently.
  5. Moisten using the strained fish stock and season to taste. Add the chickpeas.
  6. Cook over a high heat for ten minutes and then place in the oven to finish. Arrange the strips of cod on top.

Rice casserole with spinach, chickpeas and cod recipe

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