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       Title: Soup Palermo Style
  Categories: Italian, Soups, Beans
       Yield: 4 Servings
 
     1/2 lb Dried kidney or lentil beans
       1 ea Stalk celery, diced
       1 c  Uncooked rice, rinsed
     1/2 lb Dried chestnuts, shelled
       1 sm Onion, chopped
       4 T  Olive oil
            Salt/pepper
 
   Soak beans and chestnuts overnight, drain. Place in large kettle with
   3 quarts of cold water. Add celery and onions. Simmer until beans and
   chestnuts are soft (about 1 1/2 hours). Add rice, oil, and seasonings.
   Stir constantly with wooden spoon, until rice is tender (about 20
   minutes). If necessary, add more water as it is absorbed by the rice.
   Serve immediately.
 
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