First time I suggested pasta with beans to Lee, he was a bit shocked. Now it’s one of his winter favourites (he still eats canned beans on toast, too!)
To prepare this dish, you need to start a day in advance, because the beans need to soak overnight.
Ingredients for 3/4 people:
200g kidney beans
Half white onion
Small celery stick
250g broken spaghetti (in pieces of roughly 2,5 cm)
3/4 spoons of Oilive oil
If you want to cook for more people add 50g of kidney beans and 65g of pasta for each person.
Con (with) is a great word to know especially at the restaurant.
It is used to describe what something is with.
Arancino con la carne
(Arancino with meat)
Arancino con i funghi
(Arancino with mushrooms)
Arancino con il gorgonzola
(Arancino with gorgonzola)
Andiamo in cucina! Let’s go to the kitchen!
*chop very finely the onion, the celery and the carrot and put it in a medium size pan.
* add the beans that you soaked overnight.
*cover with water (fill 3/4 of the pot).
*add salt to taste.
*leave cooking for 1 hour and 25 min (do not stir for the first 45 min, just adjust the flame so that it does not overboil).
*add the broken spaghetti and the olive oil (add some water if it’s too dry).
*cook for another 12 min
Your pasta con i fagioli is ready!