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Minestrone Soup

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Ingredients
  Italian sweet sausage 1⁄2 Pound
  Olive oil/Regular vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
  Diced onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Diced carrots 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Basil 1 Teaspoon
  Zucchini 2 Small, sliced
  Canned italian tomatoes 1 Pound
  Canned beef bouillon 20 Ounce
  Shredded cabbage 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Canned white kidney beans 1 Pound
  Rice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Red wine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Grated parmesan cheese 1 Tablespoon
  Chopped parsley 1 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

Slice sausage crosswise; brown in olive oil in deep saucepan.
Add onion, garlic, carrots and basil and cook 5 minutes.
Add zucchini, tomatoes with liquid, bouillon, cabbage, salt and pepper.
Bring soup to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered, for one hour.
Add beans, with liquid; rice and wine.
Cook another 20 minutes, until rice is done Cool and refrigerate.
Twenty minutes before serving, reheat soup and check seasonings; add salt and pepper if desired.
Serve in favorite bowls, topped with grated cheese and chopped parsley.
Enjoy

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Soup
Interest: 
Gourmet

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