Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali
Minestrone with Rice and Beans: Minestrone di Riso e Fagioli
Total:
1 hr 35 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 35 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dried borlotti beans
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium-sized carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1 celery stalk, thinly sliced
  • 1/8 pound fresh Italian sausage
  • 1 1/4 cup Arborio rice
  • 1 small head green cabbage, washed and roughly chopped
  • 3 canned whole, peeled plum tomatoes, seeds removed, and roughly chopped
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano, for grating

Directions

Soak the borlotti beans overnight. In the morning, drain the beans and place them in a medium-sized soup pan.

In a 12 to 14-inch saucepan, heat the oil over a medium-high flame until hot but not smoking. Add the onion and sweat over medium heat until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the carrot and celery.

Meanwhile, slice the sausage into half moons. Add the beans, sausage and the rice to the saucepan. Using a wooden spoon, gently mix the rice in with the sausage and onion, so that the grains are coated in the olive oil, and the sausage is lightly browned.

Add the cabbage and tomatoes, and stir to combine. Add the chicken stock, bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Let simmer gently until the rice is cooked and the vegetables tender, about 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hours for a thicker texture. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Serve with Parmigiano-Reggiano, for grating.

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