White Bean Minestrone

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Jan. 10, 2012

Ingredients

Small white beans 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Water 2 1/2 Cup (40 tbs)
Chicken stock/Minestrone stock 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Pearl rice/Long grain rice 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Tomatoes 2 Large , chopped
Carrots 4 , sliced
Green beans 2 Cup (32 tbs) , cut into 2 inch pieces
Celery stalks 4 , sliced
Chopped parsley 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Parmesan cheese topping 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (adjust quantity as needed)
Pesto sauce topping 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (adjust quantity as needed)

Directions

MAKING

1. Take a saucepan and add beans and water into it and boil the mixture. Remove from heat source and keep it aside for about an hour or overnight.

2. Take a large saucepan and boil the stock and stir in beans and its soaking liquid.

3. Cook over low heat by keeping the saucepan covered for about 1 ½ hours until the beans turn soft.

4. Stir in tomatoes, rice and carrots and cook over low heat by covering the saucepan for 10 minutes.

5. Stir in celery, green beans, and parsley and cook over low heat by keeping the saucepan uncovered for additional 5 minutes.

6. Stir in ham.

SERVING

7. Serve the soup in warmed bowls and top it with a serving of Parmesan cheese and a spoon or tow of Pesto sauce.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 120 Minutes
Ready In: 120 Minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 1824Calories from Fat 371

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 47 g72.3%

Saturated Fat 7 g35%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 2128 mg88.67%

Total Carbohydrates 276 g92%

Dietary Fiber 55 g220%

Sugars 35 g

Protein 82 g164%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet