- 230 g pastina
- 1 stick of celery
- 1 carrot
- 1 potato
- 1 onion
- salt and pepper
- olive oil
- 2 Liters of water
OMG I do feel rough today. I had flu over the last few days and all I wish I could do is staying in bed sipping lemon teas… but of course that’s not always possible. The weather doesn’t help but at least the snow is melting slowly but surely.
After a flu or with a cold I always prepare a broth, often a vegetable one, which is lighter than a meat one and quicker to prepare.
I have broth with pastina. I grew up on pastina which is just little pasta in different shapes: stars, rice, dots,rings… etc
I was once asked whether that was for babies.. yes and for grown ups too! It is comfort food. It is available in many supermarkets around the world these days but if you can’t find it use Vermicelli instead.
Wash the carrot, the peeled potato and onion and the celery;
Put the vegetables with the salt (to taste) in the pot and cover with cold water (about 2 Liters) and bring to the boil
Cook for 35 minutes then take the vegetables out to the pan
Bring the broth to the boil and then add the pasta. Cook according to packet instructions whilst stirring all the time
When the pasta has cooked switch the heat off and add a tbsp of olive oil, a grind of pepper and 2 tbsp of grated Parmesan.