Soups & Stews

Healthy and Delicious Minestrone, Chunky Style

This delicious Minestrone, Chunky Style is full of flavorful ingredients and all the vitamins and minerals your body needs. The combination of Italian seasoning and saffron peppers give this dish a unique flavor. Toasting the millet seeds in butter gives it a nutty flavor and keeps it moist and succulent. Serve it with a juicy stew for a complete meal.

Ingredients used:

  • 2 teaspoon - Olive oil
  • 1.5 cups - Chopped onion
  • 0.75 cup - Carrot, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 1 clove - Garlic, minced
  • 0.5 cup - Long-grain rice, uncooked
  • 2.5 cups - Water
  • 1.25 cups - Low sodium vegetable chicken broth
  • 29 ounces - No-salt-added whole tomatoes, undrained and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon - Dried Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups - Zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 15 ounces - Cannellini beans, canned and drained
  • 10 ounces - Frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 0.25 teaspoon - Pepper
  • 0.66 cup - Parmesan cheese

Recipe steps:

  • Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the chopped onion, carrot, and garlic; sauté for 3 minutes.
  • Add the rice and next four ingredients, bringing to a boil. Cover the pot, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Add the zucchini and next three ingredients, cooking for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Ladle into individual soup bowls, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

This Minestrone, Chunky Style is a delicious and healthy dish. It’s full of flavor and nutrients, and is easy to make. Serve it with a juicy stew for a complete meal. According to the original recipe, each serving has 187 calories, 4.3g fat, 29.1g carbohydrates, 9g protein, 375mg sodium, and 21% calories from fat.