Delicious and Easy Veggie-Rice Soup

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by LorenLou

Modified from Texas Tapestry cookbook. Very tasty and easy to throw together - and heart-healthy to boot! Short cooking time, but I always like to let it simmer much longer!

Top Review by Sassy Syrah

Lorenlou, I am so sorry, but this did not turn out like I expected. It was not to our taste. I made as directed except that I added a zuchinni, and 1 cup extra liquid. I had to use salsa because I don't get picante sauce here. There were liquid issues, the pan dried out at least three times and I had it on a slow simmer. Aside from that it was very easy to prepare. It may have been better with tinned tomatoes rather than tomato sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all the vegetables, garlic, broth, tomato and picante sauces, rice and basil in a dutch oven or other large pot.
  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat.
  3. Cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. If using leeks, add, along with parsley, and simmer 15 more minutes.
  5. Add water according to your desired consistency.
  6. Variation: substitute chicken broth for beef, and add a couple of diced (cooked) chicken breasts.

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