Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Recipe of the Day - Tomato/Rice Soup

1 Onion, chopped
2 small carrots, chopped
3 stalks of celery, chopped
1 large green pepper, chopped
1/2 head cabbage, chopped
1 28oz can whole-packed tomatos, chopped, with juice
3 cups canned tomato juice (mix with water if thinner soup is desired)
1 15oz can of salsa (or homemade's good too!)
3 cups of Brown Rice, half cooked

Seasonings: Bay Leaf, Garlic Powder, Oregano, Chili Powder, Celery Seed

  • Fresh Veggies are ground to provide a flavor base for the soup. ;)

  • Put the onion, carrots, celery, green pepper, and cabbage in a blender and grind it up. Add some tomato juice in as you go to make the grinding easier.

  • Transfer the ground veggies to a soup pot.

  • Add the rest of the tomato juice, canned tomatos(including juice), and salsa to the soup pot.

  • Bring the contents to a boil and then simmer gently for about 15 minutes.

  • Add the partially cooked rice and seasonings(to taste) and simmer gently for 15 minutes.

  • Check the consistency of the soup, and add more tomato juice or water to suit your preference.

This makes about 16 servings. And the soup is amazing! Enjoy.

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