• Black Bean Soup with Shrimp and Rice


    (Makes 2 servings)

    ¾ lb. peeled shrimp
    1 cup onion, sliced
    3 medium cloves garlic, crushed
    2 cups canned black beans, rinsed and drained
    1 cup canned diced tomatoes, drained
    2 cups chicken broth
    ¼ cup rice
    Salt and pepper to taste
    1 tsp. Harissa Paste
    2 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped (for garnish, optional)


    1.Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat and spray with olive oil.

    2.Add shrimp and sauté until pink, turning once, about 2 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside.

    3.Add onion to the pan and sauté 2 minutes.

    4.Add garlic and sauté 1 minute.

    5.Add the beans, tomatoes, chicken broth, and rice.

    6.Bring to a boil and cook until rice is cooked through, about 10 minutes.

    7.Add salt and pepper to taste.

    8.Return shrimp to saucepan for a few seconds to warm through.

    9.Add Harissa Paste, or serve it on the side.

    10.Serve in large soup bowls.

    11.Garnish with cilantro.