Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

This soup freezes well. time does not inclued 1 hour soaking of the chickpeas and chilling time to skim the fat.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the chickpeas and half the water in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to the boil. Cook, covered, for 1 minute. Set aside for 1 hr to soak.
  2. Drain chickpeas. Return to pan with the remaining water. Bring to the boil over medium-high heat. Add veal, onion, rosemary, bay leaves and parsley, and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, covered, for 1 1/2 hours Discard rosemary bay leaves and parsley. Set aside to cool completely. Place in the fridge to chill.
  3. Remove fat from the surface. Transfer the veal to a plate. Discard bones. Coarsely shred.
  4. Add carrot, potato, parsnip, leek, tomato, rice and tomato paste to the pan.
  5. Bring to boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low. Cook, covered, for 30-40 minutes or until rice is tender.
  6. Add the veal, broccoli and beans and cook for 5 minutes or until the beans are bright green and tender crisp.
  7. Ladle among the serving bowls and serve.