Borlotti bean minestra

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1 teaspoon dry oregano 1 teaspoon dry basil 2 bay leaves 1 tin borlotti beans (pinto beans can also be used) 1 tin tomatoes Salt to taste Pepper to taste Brown rice Vegan stock cubes Fresh coriander, chopped


Mix oregano, basil, bay leaves, drained borlotti beans, tomatoes, salt and pepper. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes on low, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile boil rice and add one stock cube. Before serving remove bay leaves from the minestra and serve over steaming rice with fresh, chopped coriander or fresh basil sprinkled atop.

Source: Alice Shopland