Red Lentil Rotelli with Flageolet Beans

Red Lentil Rotelli with Flageolet Beans

Red Lentil Rotelli with Flageolet BeansSo it’s apparent by now that I am a lover of pasta and thank God I am not gluten intolerant! But, that said, many f my friends and family are gluten intolerant. What to do? Well it was imperative to find a gluten free pasta that really tastes and feels like pasta, in other words, not mushy and sticky! The red lentil pasta I recently discovered saved the day! It cooks up al dente, not mushy, not sticky and is a perfect choice for my Red Lentil Rotelli with Flageolet Beans. Red lentil pasta is a pure delight for the pasta lover and just full of protein! My Red Lentil Rotelli with Flageolet Beans is a protein rich vegetarian Pasta Fazul but can be easily transformed into a perfect cassoulet by adding roast pork or chicken! Try my Red Lentil Rotelli with Flageolet Beans today and enjoy! The heirloom Flageolet bean is a small runner bean that cooks up tender but remains firm to easily hold up in stews and soups; they are also delicious on their own. 

3 cups Rancho Gordo Flageolet beans with aromatic cooking broth

8 ounces red lentil rotelli, cooked al dente, drained

Chunks of roasted heritage pork or cooked free range chicken(optional)

Shredded Parmesan cheese for serving

Place dry beans in a large stock pot, cover with 2-3 inches of water

Add 2-3 bay leaves, a large pinch of dried Tuscan or Italian herbs

Add Chopped celery, carrots, garlic and onion

Add 1 crushed dried Calabrian pepper or chili d’arbol 

Add Dash of black pepper and generous dollop of extra virgin olive oil 

Bring to a hard boil for 10 minutes, lower heat

Simmer for about 1 hour or until beans are tender

Add water when necessary to keep a broth 

Add chopped tomatoes, a generous pinch of salt

Add roughly chopped organic flat leaf parsley 

Remove from heat 

Combine the beans and broth with the cooked rotelli and meat if using

Top with shredded Parmesan cheese

Enjoy my Red Lentil Rotelli with Flageolet Beans with a dry white wine

Just delicious!

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