Cook Time 35 minutes
Serving Family of 4
4 cups long-grain rice, Uncle Bens
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 large sweet yellow onion, sliced
5 large carrots, sliced into rounds pieces
4 large celery ribs, diced
2 large green peppers, sliced
1 large red bell peppers, sliced
1 medium cabbage, chopped
a pinch of salt and pepper to taste
1/2 teaspoon chili powder, add if needed
2 cans Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes, undrained
1 can Hunt’s Tomato Paste
6 cups low sodium vegetable broth
* *Badia Seasoning as needed for taste
** add sausage or and shrimp, your preference
Prepare rice according to the directions on the package and set aside.
Heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat in a large soup pot or dutch oven.
Add onions and salt; cook for 1 minute.
Stir in garlic, carrots, celery, peppers, cabbage, and olive oil if needed.
Season with salt, pepper, chili powder
Stir in tomato paste.
Cook for about 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until vegetables are tender.
Stir in the diced tomatoes; continue to cook for 2 more minutes.
Add vegetable broth and bring to a boil; reduce to medium heat and continue to cook for 10 minutes.
Remove from heat, and stir in previously prepared rice.
Ladle soup into a bowl and serve.
Let me know what you all think!
– Just Minnie