Italian White Beans and Rice Soup

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 rib celery, finely chopped
  • 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 3 cups cooked or 2 (15-ounce) cans Great Northern or cannellini white beans
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

1. Cook rice according to package instructions.
2. While rice is cooking, heat olive oil in a large stock pot. Add garlic, onion, and celery and cook until soft, for about four minutes.
3. Add stock, tomatoes, and seasoning and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, stir in the beans, and simmer for 10 minutes.
4. Stir in the cooked rice and serve. Top with grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.

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