Recipes and Cooking Chunky Minestrone 4.7 (13) 2 Reviews Make this quick soup vegetarian by substituting vegetable broth for the chicken broth. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 14, 2011 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Chip Nadeau Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 25 mins Total Time: 40 mins Servings: 5 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 ½ cup chopped onion 1 medium carrot, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced (about 3/4 cup) 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth 2 14.5 ounce can low-sodium tomatoes, undrained and cut up ¾ cup water ½ cup long-grain rice 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, crushed 4 cup shredded fresh spinach 1 15 ounce can reduced-sodium navy beans or white kidney beans, rinsed and drained 1 medium zucchini, quartered lengthwise and sliced (about 1-1/2 cups) ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper Grated Parmesan cheese (optional) Directions In a 4-quart Dutch oven heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Cook and stir the onion, carrot, and garlic in hot oil about 3 minutes or until onion is tender. Stir in the broth, undrained tomatoes, water, uncooked rice, and Italian seasoning. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 20 minutes or until rice is tender. Stir in the spinach, beans, zucchini, and pepper. Cook, covered, for 5 minutes more. If desired, sprinkle each serving with Parmesan cheese. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 246 Calories 4g Fat 43g Carbs 11g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 5 Calories 246 % Daily Value * Total Fat 4g 5% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Sodium 462mg 20% Total Carbohydrate 43g 16% Protein 11g Vitamin C 40.2mg 201% Calcium 121.2mg 9% Iron 5.8mg 32% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.