Non-Fat Butternut Squash Soup With Beans and Rice

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

The original recipe came from Martha Rose Shulman's cookbook Provencal Light, a collection of southern France lowfat recipes. I modified it so that it has no fat, and added white beans to the recipe to complete the protein. This soup is slightly sweet and very tasty.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak the Great Northern beans overnight. Drain and rinse.
  2. Combine the onion, squash, garlic, water, bay leaves, thyme, brown rice, and the soaked beans and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat and simmer for about one hour.
  3. When the beans are done and the squash is tender, place the soup into a food processor fitted with the metal blade and lightly puree. You will probably need to do this in two batches.
  4. Return the soup to the pot. Taste and season with salt and pepper and a dash of nutmeg. Heat through. Add the chopped parsley just before serving.