Don't let the sparse ingredient list fool you. This is a recipe that's so easy to make yet so delicious that everyone inhales it. My mother was raised on this soup and she served it often to us. My grown daughters now demand it when they are home. To this day, entering the house on a cold day and smelling this soup is the most comforting, delicious aroma imaginable. It's also non-fat if you use skim milk. (But I like half-and-half, myself!)
This is a very quick and easy recipe that will impress everyone. The shrimp is rather spicy but the cilantro and tangyness of the rice mixture nicely balances the spicy seasonings. This recipe came from the July 2002 Cooking Light magazine.
A variety of vegetables, most fresh from the garden will tempt the nostrils of any passersby. This meal-in-a-dish, crunchy with celery, carrots and cabbage comes to the table brimming with flavor and is served over spaghetti. Soaking time for beans not included (I use canned beans and never drain them).