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Teresa Scenna's Rice and Shell Beans

Teresa Scenna’s Rice and Shell Beans
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by in Sep 2009

Total Time: 30

Yield: 6 servings


  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 whole red chili peppers, fresh or dried
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 medium fresh tomatoes (or 1 28-ounce can, drained)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 potatoes, diced
  • 2 large celery ribs, diced
  • 1-1/3 cups Uncle Ben's parboiled white rice (or 1 cup brown rice)
  • 3 cups fresh shell beans (or if canned, rinsed and drained)
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, saut
Updated Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

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