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Braised Cannellini Recipe-2725

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Cannellini Stufati


  • ½ pound (about 1¼ cups) dried cannellini or other small white beans, such as Great Northern or baby limas
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt


Pour the beans into a deep bowl and pour in enough cold water to cover them by 4 inches. Let soak in a cool place or the refrigerator at least 8 hours or overnight.

Drain the beans and transfer them to a 2-quart saucepan. Pour in enough water to cover by two fingers and drop in two of the rosemary sprigs. Bring the water to a boil, then lower the heat so the water is at a bare simmer. Cook until the beans are tender but not mushy, with just enough liquid to cover them, 30 to 40 minutes. (If necessary, add more water a tablespoon at a time to keep the beans covered as they simmer.)

Remove the beans from the heat and gently stir in the oil, salt to taste, and the remaining 2 rosemary sprigs. Let stand to cool and absorb the cooking liquid. The end result should be tender beans with a creamy consistency in just enough liquid to coat them. Taste the beans occasionally as they cool and stir in more salt if necessary.

© 2001 A La Carte Communications and Tutti a Tavola, LLC

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Nutritional information includes 1/8 teaspoon of added salt per serving.

250kcal (13%)
218mg (9%)
7g (11%)
1g (6%)
0mg (0%)
1mcg RAE (0%)
3mg (5%)
100mg (10%)
3mg (17%)

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