Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Loney's Minestrone

2 Tbs Olive Oil
2 Stalks celery chopped
2 Carrots peeled and chopped
1 yellow onion chopped
3 cloves garlic minced

6 cups chicken broth (use low sodium if not home made)
1/2 butternut squash peeled, seeded and cubed about two cups

1 cup Orzo
1 14 oz can diced tomatoes
1 14 oz can cannellini beans (white kidney) drained and rinsed
1 zucchini halved lengthwise and sliced
1/2 16oz bag frozen brocoli and caulifower florets
1/2 tsp dried oregano or 1 1/2 tsp fresh snipped
pepper to taste
hot pepper sauce to taste
worcestershire to taste

garnish with freshly grated Parmesan

in large pot stir fry the carrots, onions, celery and garlic in olive oil for 5 minutes on medium
Stir in broth, tomatoes, squash, oregano. Return to boil and simmer x 20 minutes

Add uncooked orzo, beans, zucchini, brocolo and cauliflower
add pepper, hot sauce and worcestershire to taste (lots)
simmer another 7 minutes until Orzo is tender.

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