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Prosciutto Fave Minestrone alla Riso

"This ham, bean and rice soup is my favorite and it is a hearty dinner soup. Sprinkle bowls of soup with Parmesan cheese and serve hot. Serve extra cheese at the table. Offer crusty, Italian bread with the soup. You may substitute macaroni for the rice."
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Ingredients

1 h servings 283 cals
Original recipe yields 10 servings

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  1. In a large pot over medium heat, cook bacon in olive oil until brown. Stir in ham and cook a few minutes more. Stir in celery (reserve the leaves), onion and carrot and cook until vegetables are tender, 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook 1 minute more.
  2. Stir in tomatoes, broth, rice, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer 20 minutes, or until vegetables are soft and rice is nearly tender.
  3. Stir in cranberry beans and white beans and heat through. Stir in parsley and celery leaves and remove from heat. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 283 calories; 14.4 g fat; 29.4 g carbohydrates; 10.4 g protein; 13 mg cholesterol; 505 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This is a really good soup and it even got better the longer that it sat. I used diced prosciutto and Great Northern beans because I had no idea what cranberry beans were. Also used instant brow...

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For some reason, I didn't care for this soup. I found that it lacked taste, and I didn't like the combination of all the ingredients. I will not be making this again.

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This is a really good soup and it even got better the longer that it sat. I used diced prosciutto and Great Northern beans because I had no idea what cranberry beans were. Also used instant brow...

Wow, this was great! I followed the recipe with two changes. I 1 cup of instant brown rice, adding it for the second 10 minutes of the 20 minute simmer, and I added some old bay seasoning to ad...

I'm always on the lookout for low-fat, high fiber recipes so I was excited to try out this soup. I was not disappointed! I made a couple changes. I omitted the bacon - I am watching my choles...

This soup was so savory and delicious. My children and husband loved it! I used 'Roman' beans (which are the same as 'Cranberry'), and found them in the ethnic section of the supermarket. I a...

This is an outstanding soup recipe! I simmered a leftover ham bone in about two quarts of chicken stock (add water if needed) for about 30 minutes or until the meat fell off of the bone. Then,I...

Mmmmmmmmmm! Very good! I made this last night and just got done eating some more of it for lunch. This was easy to make and tastes awesome. I was suprised by how few spices go into this soup, b...

This recipe was delicious!! I could not find the cranberry beans, so I just doubled up on the white beans, but my husband and I really loved it. I see it being a comfort food in my family for ...

Great Recipe...even better the next day. I added a little ham base, because I didn't have any bacon on hand. It added the smokey flavor without much fat.

This soup is really good-a meal in itself! The one thing I would change would be to add instant brown rice during the last few minutes of cooking, as brown rice takes so much longer to cook.