Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

This soup is very simple and is wonderful when you are not feeling well. It is not complicated and it is not super flavorful, I make it when someone is feeling under the weather and can't hold down a big meal. You can use your favorite rice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in large soup pot.
  2. Add onions and sauté a few minutes.
  3. Add garlic and sauté one minute (until fragrant).
  4. Add tomato juice, diced tomatoes, herbs, salt and pepper.
  5. Bring to a simmer.
  6. Add rice.
  7. When rice is almost cooked add fresh basil and finish cooking until rice is to your liking.
  8. Serve with salted tops soda crackers.


Most Helpful

I made this recipe with an adjustment. i didn't have tomato juice so I used tomato sauce and added 1 tbs. white sugar and 1 tsp. celery salt and two beef bourbon cubes I added a cup of water to thin out the sauce. My son loved it. For him, though, I had to add corn. He loves vegetables in his soup. It came out great. Great flavor.

snoopy04049 November 17, 2010

Made this soup as close as I could to the recipe. I didn't have tomato juice, so used tomato puree with water to equal amount called for. I also didn't have fresh basil, so used dried. I found that it needed more liquid, so I added more as the soup was finished cooking. Other than that, the soup was delicious and I will make it often. Thanks!

punkarooni December 14, 2009

this was fantastic - I'd been looking for a gluten-free replacement of the Red & White Old Fashioned and the $3 can Amy's plain. This was so good that I'm very glad to have a large pot and a partner who doesn't like tomato soup! Thank you Chef Luma!

tgchi (Mare) December 29, 2008

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