Fragrant vegetable rice

White cabbage is one, if not the typical winter vegetable in Crete. Bring it into your kitchen too. This recipe is extremely popular, easy and healthy.

The fragrant vegetable rice is best combined with a dry white wine.

Ingredients:

  • 6 tablespoons olive oil + a little oil to serve
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 leek, cut into approx. 1 cm pieces
  • 1 class Fennel bulb, cut into thin slices
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 kg white cabbage, chopped into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup rice or quinoa
  • juice and grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 bunch of fresh dill or fennel herb, chopped finely
  • 1 teaspoon paprika spice