How to Cook Kidney Bean and Butternut Jamba Stew

This simple, vegan stew is from Appetite for Reduction by Isa Chandra Moskowitz, one of my favorite cookbook writers. It is hearty and filling, perfect for a chilly evening.

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How to Cook Kidney Bean and Butternut Jamba Stew Recipe
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1
Thinly slice the celery.

Thinly slice the celery.

2
Chop 1 onion.

Chop 1 onion.

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Chop 1 green pepper

Chop 1 green pepper

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Rinse 1 15 ounce can of kidney beans

Rinse 1 15 ounce can of kidney beans

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Preheat a 4 quart pot over medium-high heat. Add a little olive oil.

Preheat a 4 quart pot over medium-high heat. Add a little olive oil.

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Sauté the onion, green pepper, celery and garlic for about 6 minutes.

Sauté the onion, green pepper, celery and garlic for about 6 minutes.

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While the veggies are sautéing, prep the spices. Combine 3 teaspoons of paprika, 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1 teaspoon dried thyme, 1 teaspoon dried oregano and 1 teaspoon salt.

While the veggies are sautéing, prep the spices. Combine 3 teaspoons of paprika, 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1 teaspoon dried thyme, 1 teaspoon dried oregano and 1 teaspoon salt.

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Dump all the spices into the pot. Also throw in 2 bay leaves.

Dump all the spices into the pot. Also throw in 2 bay leaves.

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Stir to combine. Continue sautéing for another minute.

Stir to combine. Continue sautéing for another minute.

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Add 2 cups of vegetable broth

Add 2 cups of vegetable broth

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Add a 28 ounce can of whole tomatoes. Using a potato masher, mash up the tomatoes.

Add a 28 ounce can of whole tomatoes. Using a potato masher, mash up the tomatoes.

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Add the kidney beans, a half cup of jasmine rice, and the butternut squash.

Add the kidney beans, a half cup of jasmine rice, and the butternut squash.

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Stir it all up. Cover the pot and bring to a boil.

Stir it all up. Cover the pot and bring to a boil.

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When it has reached a boil, lower to a simmer. Continue cooking, covered, for about 20 minutes. It is done when the rice is cooked through.

When it has reached a boil, lower to a simmer. Continue cooking, covered, for about 20 minutes. It is done when the rice is cooked through.

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Remove the bay leaves, and serve!

Remove the bay leaves, and serve!

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