*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                          MACARONI & RED BEAN SOUP
 
 Recipe By     : 
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups                            Italian
                 Pasta                            Vegetarian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       c            Red kidney beans, soaked
    1       ea           Onion, coarsely chopped
    1       md           Carrot, diced
    2       ea           Celery stalks, chopped
    3       ea           Garlic cloves, chopped
    1       tb           Parsley, chopped, optional
    2       tb           Olive oil
    1 1/4   c            Tomatoes, diced
    1       c            Tomato juice
      1/2   ea           Vegetable bouillon cube
    8       oz           Elbow macaroni
    1       tb           Tomato paste
    1       t            Mixed herbs
                         Salt & pepper
 
   Cook beans until tender.  Cool in their cooking liquid.
   Lightly saute the onion, carrot, celery, parsley &
   garlic in the olive oil until softened & slightly
   browned.  Ladle in the beans & 2 cups of their cooking
   liquid, the tomatoes, tomato juice bouillon cube &
   macaroni. Bring to a boil & cook for 5 to 7 minutes.
   Stir carefully.
   Cover & let stand for a few minutes to allow the pasta
   to plump up. Add more stock or juice if the mixture is
   too dry.  Stir in the rest of the ingredients & serve
   immediately.
  
 
 
                    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -