Minestrone

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Posted By: Dan Petra
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Preparation Time:  10 minutes
Cooking Time:  20 minutes
Course: lunch/snacks


Other Info

servings: 4-6

Ingredients

U.S.

Ingredients

European

1 Tbs

Olive oil

1 Tbs

1

Onion (medium)

1

1 stalk

Celery

1 stalk

1

Garlic clove (large)

1

2 tsp

Italian herb blend

2 tsp

3 Tbs

Quick cooking rice

3 Tbs

1

Potato (large)

1

Small pkg

Frozen mixed vegetables

small pkg

4 c

Vegetable Broth*

950 ml

1 can

White beans

1 can

⅓ c.

Macaroni

45 g

2 Tbs

Tomato paste

2 Tbs

As needed

Parmesan cheese

As needed


Directions

. Heat oil in a large saucepan placed over medium heat.

2. Add onion, celery, garlic and Italian herb blend.

3. Cook, stirring about 5 minutes until onion is translucent.

4. Chop potato, unpeeled, into ¼ inch cubes.

4. Add rice, potato, mixed vegetables and vegetable broth.

5. Cover and simmer about 10 minutes.

6. Drain the beans.

7. Stir in beans, pasta and tomato paste.

8. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 10 minutes or until pasta is al dente.

9. Add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with parmesan cheese. 

                                                              

Notes: To prevent potatoes from absorbing all the broth, boil them in water prior to adding them to the soup. 

 

Substitutions: Frozen veggies/Fresh veggies. Macaroni/Any small past (shells, spirals etc.). Tomato paste/2 medium tomatoes. Celery/Parsley.

 

References: *See the Vegetable Broth recipe.

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