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Minute Minestrone

Yield Makes 3 quarts


  • 1 (15.8 ounce) can great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 (14 1/2-ounce) cans diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano, undrained
  • 2 (11.5-ounce) cans vegetable juice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked quick-cooking brown rice
  • 1/2 cup pesto sauce

How to Make It

  1. Bring first 6 ingredients to a boil in a Dutch oven. Stir in rice; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and let stand 5 minutes. Stir in pesto.