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Minestrone Soup.

Minestrone a thick soup of Italian origin made with vegetables, often with the addition of pasta or rice.

Prep
Cook
Serves 6people
Ingredients
1
tbsp / 15 ml - olive oil
1
medium (6 oz / 170 g) - onion chopped
1
clove - garlic crushed
1/2
cup / 100 g - kidney beans soaked overnight or in hot water for 2 hours and drained
5
cup / 1.2 litres - vegetable stock
1/3
cup / 40 g - macaroni
1
pinch - sage ground
1
medium (4 oz / 115 g) - carrot cut into 1/4 inch / 6 mm pieces
1
large (11 oz / 310 g) - potato  cut into 1 inch / 2.5 cm long, 1/2 inch / 1.3 cm wide and 1/2 inch / 1.3 cm thick pieces
1
small (3 oz / 85 g) - zucchini chopped
2
medium (10 oz / 280 g) - tomatoes chopped or 1 can (14 1/2 oz / 415 g) precut, peeled tomatoes
1/2
cup / 50 g - cabbage chopped
1/4
tsp / 1.3 ml - dried basil leaves
1/2
tsp / 2.5 ml - dried oregano leaves
1 1/4
tsp / 6.3 ml - salt
1/2
tsp / 2.5 ml - pepper
1
tbsp / 15 ml - parsley
1/2
cup / 60 g - Parmesan cheese grated
Directions
1.
Heat oil in cooker about 1 minute. Add onion and garlic. Stir fry till onion is transparent. Add beans and stock. Stir.
2.
Close cooker. Bring to full pressure on high heat. Reduce heat and cook 5 minutes.
3.
Remove cooker from heat. Release pressure by placing cooker in about 4 inches/10 cm of cold water in a basin or in a sink for 2 minutes.
4.
Open cooker. Place cooker on high heat. Bring to boil. Add remaining ingredients except parsley and cheese. Stir.
5.
Close cooker. Bring to full pressure on high heat. Reduce heat and cook 6 minutes.
6.
Remove cooker from heat. Allow to cool naturally.
7.
Open cooker. Add parsley. Serve hot, garnished with cheese.

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