Minestrone Ragout Over Polenta

Minestrone Ragout Over Polenta
Photo by Becky Luigart-Stayner

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • Basil sprigs (optional)
  • 1 cup hot cooked orzo (about 1/2 cup rice-shaped pasta)
  • 1/3 cup chopped carrot
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped red bell pepper
  • + 11 more ingredients
    • Cooking spray
    • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
    • ½ cup chopped green bell pepper
    • ½ cup chopped onion
    • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
    • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can Italian-style stewed tomatoes, undrained and chopped
    • 1 garlic clove, minced
    • 1 (16-ounce) tube polenta, cut into 12 slices
    • 1 cup diced peeled eggplant
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • ¼ teaspoon fennel seeds

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the eggplant and next 8 ingredients (eggplant through garlic), and sauté for 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in orzo, spinach, basil, and salt; cook for 1 minute. Preheat broiler. Place polenta on a baking s...

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