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Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Mayo Building, M-9
407 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800
(850) 617-7300

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Adam H. Putnam, Commissioner

Florida Vegetable Recipe

Florida Vegetable Soup

1 cup uncooked white rice
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
1/4 cup green onions, sliced
6 cups vegetable broth
1 carrot, sliced
1 stalk celery, sliced
1 cup fresh tomato, diced
1 zucchini, sliced into half-moons
1 cup green (pole) beans, cut up
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 1/2 tablespoons green chili pepper, seeded and minced, to taste
  kosher salt to taste
  fresh ground pepper to taste
1/4 teaspoon cumin
  juice of 1 lime (optional)

Cook the rice according to directions until tender. Set aside. Meanwhile, in a medium soup pot coated with cooking spray, saute the onions and garlic on medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes. Add the broth, carrot, and celery. Add the tomato, zucchini, sugar snap peas, parsley, chili pepper, salt, pepper, cumin, and cooked rice. Simmer on low for 10 minutes. Squeeze the lime juice into the soup and serve.

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