Celery Root and Rice!!!
1 fresh celery root
3 carrots – chopped
1 healthy handful of Italian parsley – chopped
1 red onion - chopped
4 cups chicken broth
1 Jalapeño – chopped
1 bell pepper – chopped
7 whole cloves
29 oz. can of Cannellini beans - drained
1 lb. of bacon
Olive oil – for drizzling
1 cup rice – uncooked
Clean outside of celery root and cut off end pieces. Place in pot covered with water and tablespoon of salt. Simmer for 40- 45 minutes.
Remove from water cut off outer skin and then dice.
Heat a soup pot with a drizzle of olive oil. Add the chopped celery root, carrots, onion, Jalapeño and bell pepper. Simmer for a few minutes. Add the chicken broth, cloves and Italian parsley. Simmer on low while preparing the bacon and rice. Before serving this dish, pick out the 7 cloves.
Add the cannellini beans to the broth before serving.
Serve over rice topped with the crispy bacon.