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Minestrone alla Capucina

The Minestra alla Capucina (correctly, Minestra Cappuccina), is an Italian recipe.

Ingredients: Rice, anchovies, butter, stock, and onions.

Scale an anchovy, pound it, and fry it in butter together with a small onion cut across, and four ounces of boiled rice. Add a little salt, and when the rice is a golden brown, take out the onion and gradually add some good stock until the dish is of the consistency of rice pudding.

In reality, the name locally refers to a soup in which it is used a particular kind of lettuce, called Cappuccina.

See also: Wikipedia Cookbook.

Source: ''The Cook's Decameron: A Study In Taste, Containing Over Two Hundred Recipes For Italian Dishes'' from a project that puts out-of-copyright texts into the public domain. This is from a *very* old source, and reflects the cooking at the turn of the last century. Update as necessary.