Recipe by Girl from India
This is a recipe adapted from the net. We make a lot of different cuisines at home but my friends say I have a touch for Italian cuisine. Funnily enough I myself have never tasted authentic Italian cuisine. There are good Italian restaurants but we do not eat out much. No inclination as my hubby says I make better stuff at home. Very good excuse not to take me out and keep me happy with the complement too! ;)I have married a wonderful and smart man! I don't complain as cooking is a passion with me.
Top Review by ladypit
We loved this, Fay. I used 1/2 cup red wine and 1 cup vegetable stock in place of the water. I improvised on the amounts of veggies (using up pieces of green pepper I had in the fridge and omitting the celery as I really don't like it!) and used a can of tomatoes in garlic sauce. I served it over low-carb pasta (because the fiber count is so high on it) and along with #89065 to dip into it. The kids even ate it! Of course, 1 child ate only beans and one ate mainly mushrooms but hey, it happens! Thanks for such a wonderful weeknight dinner Fay!
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 6 green onions, with tops,chopped
- 1 large red onions or 1 large white onion, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 225 g mushrooms, sliced
- 2 stalks celery & leaves, chopped
- 2 medium red bell peppers or 2 medium green bell peppers or 2 medium yellow bell peppers, chopped
- 1 (16 ounce) can kidney beans (I use dried beans and soak and cook them, no canned stuff for us)
- 450 g chopped tomatoes
- 1 cup water
- 1⁄2 cup dry red wine (or alternatively you can use 2 cups vegetable stock, I use chicken stock for a non-veg flavour)
- 1⁄4 cup minced fresh parsley
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil or 1⁄2 teaspoon dried basil
- fresh ground black pepper
- 350 g whole wheat pasta
- 150 g mozzarella cheese, grated
Directions See How It's Made
- Heat oil in a large saucepan.
- Add onions and garlic and saute until onions soften, this should take 2-3 minutes.
- Add all the other ingredients, one after the other in quick succession except pasta and cheese, and bring to a boil.
- Cover and simmer, covered, about 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
- Remove bay leaf before serving.
- Cook noodles, omitting salt.
- Rinse and drain.
- Serve sauce over hot pasta.
- Keep the grated cheese on the side to garnish into individual plates.