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Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Recipe for Making Black Bean Soup, Pasta and Bean Soup and Chicken Rice Soup

The recipes for making black bean soup, pasta and bean soup and chicken rice soup are low fat recipes which are quick and easy to prepare. They are basically Italian classics.

Recipe for Black Bean Soup


* 2 garlic cloves
* 1 celery stalk
* 1 bay leaf
* 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
* 1 onion bulb
* 1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme
* 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
* 1/2 teaspoon of oregano
* 1100ml of canned black beans
* 750ml of chicken stock
* 400ml of canned tomato sauce
* 1 carrot
* 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin
* 1/4 teaspoon of salt
* 2 teaspoons of lime juice
* 1/4 teaspoon of brown sugar
* 1/4 teaspoon of  hot pepper sauce
* Chopped fresh parsley
* Sour cream


- Peel the carrot and chop it into small sizes
- Chop the onion, garlic and celery in small sizes
- Rinse the black beans and allow the water to drain out of it
- Put the vegetable oil in a large saucepan and heat over medium heat. Add the garlic, onion, carrot and celery, and cook for 4 minutes.
- Stir continuously while adding the oregano, salt, pepper, thyme, bay leaf and cumin. Continue to stir for 1 minute.
- Add the chicken stock and stir thoroughly. Then allow the mixture to boil.
- Reduce the heat, cover the pan and cook for 20 minutes in order for the vegetables to become soft.
- Remove the bay leaf. Add the tomato sauce, black bean, lime juice, brown sugar and hot pepper sauce.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat and allow to cool. In batches, put the soup in a blender and blend until it is smooth
- Return the blended soup to the saucepan and cook for about 20 minutes
- Serve the soup as desired and garnish with sour cream and parsley.

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Recipe for Pasta and Bean Soup


* 3 bacon strips
* 1 onion bulb
* 25ml of olive oil
* 250ml of chopped carrot
* 1500ml of chicken stock
* 250ml of chopped celery
* 3 garlic cloves
* 550ml of canned Romano beans
* 380ml of Ditali pasta
* 550ml of canned white kidney beans
* Salt and pepper to taste


- Chop the bacon strips, onion and garlic into small slices
- Rinse the Romano beans and allow the water to drain out of it
- Rinse the kidney beans. Drain the water out and mash with a suitable masher
- Put the olive oil in a large saucepan and heat over medium-high heat
- Add the carrot, celery, bacon, onion and garlic. Cook for about 10 minutes while stirring at regular intervals
- Add the mashed kidney beans, chicken stock and Romano beans. Stir after each addition. Allow to boil over high heat
- Add the Ditali pasta and cook for about 10 minutes in order for the pasta to become tender but firm
- Add salt and pepper to taste, and serve as required.

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Recipe for Chicken Rice Soup 


* 15ml of vegetable oil
* 1 onion
* 250ml of chopped carrots
* 1.5L of chicken stock
* 1/2 teaspoon of salt
* 1 whole chicken breast
* 800ml of tin tomatoes
* 250ml of Italian style Arborio rice
* 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
* 180ml of chopped celery
* 1/2 teaspoon of hot pepper sauce
* 1/4 teaspoon of thyme
* 1/4 teaspoon of dried basil
* 1/4 teaspoon of oregano


- Cut the onion into very small slices
- Cut the chicken breast into 1cm cubes
- Put the vegetable oil in a large saucepan and heat over medium heat
- Add the onion, celery and carrot, and cook for 5 minutes in order for the onion to become soft.
- Add the rice, and stir thoroughly to obtain a good mixture of the ingredients
- Add the tomatoes, pepper sauce, chicken stock, basil, Worcestershire sauce, oregano, thyme and salt. Allow to boil over medium-high heat
- Reduce the heat, uncover the pan and simmer for 25 minutes in order for the carrots to be soft, and the rice to be cooked
- Add the chicken, and cook for about 4 minutes so that the chicken is cooked properly
- Serve the soup as required.

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Get more recipes of soups on recipes for making minestrones, chicken noodle soup and vegetarian pistou.

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