Cookbook:Rice and Turnip Minestrone

Rice and Turnip Minestrone
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This page incorporates text from the public domain cookbook The Cook's Decameron: A Study In Taste, Containing Over Two Hundred Recipes For Italian Dishes by Emily Waters.

Ingredients edit

Procedure edit

  1. Arrange the turnip slices on a rack over a cookie sheet. Sprinkle with salt, cover them with a dish, and let them stand for about 2 hours until the water has run out of them.
  2. Put the slices in a frying pan, and fry them slightly in butter until softened.
  3. Add the gravy and tomatoes. Cook for a few minutes, then pour it into the boiling stock.
  4. Boil for 30 minutes. Serve hot.

Notes, tips, and variations edit

  • Minestra loses its flavour if it is boiled too long. In Lombardy, however, rice, macaroni, etc., are rarely boiled enough for English tastes.