1 hr 30 mins
This is a hearty recipe that is a lunch-time favorite, especially with a grilled cheese sandwich. When tomatoes are over-abundant in my garden, I use fresh tomato puree - my preferred method. This is an adaptation of a recipe found in The Encyclopedia of Creative Cooking by Charlotte Turgeon, published in 1984.
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- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup onion, coarsely chopped
- 1/2 cup celery, coarsely chopped
- 1 quart tomato puree or 1 (28 ounce) can ready-cut tomatoes
- 1 1/2 cups chicken broth or 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
- 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram, crumbled
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil, crumbled
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1/2 cup brown rice
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 4 teaspoons grated parmesan cheese
- 1If using fresh tomatoes, use a food mill or press them through a colander. Set aside.
- 2Melt butter in large sauce pan. Saute onion and celery until the onion is clear and celery is soft.
- 3Combine tomato puree or ready-cut tomatoes, broth, and onion-celery mixture in blender. Blend until smooth. Push through a medium seive to remove any remaining celery strings. Pour back into sauce pan. Add seasonings and uncooked rice. Simmer for 1 to 1-1/2 hours until rice is tender and soup has thickened somewhat.
- 4NOTE: if using white rice, reduce cooking time to 20-30 minutes.
- 5Serve garnished with parmesan cheese.
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Nutritional Facts for Tomato-Rice Soup, Italian Style
Serving Size: 1 (407 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 271.7
- Calories from Fat 72
- Total Fat 8.0 g
- Saturated Fat 4.3 g
- Cholesterol 16.7 mg
- Sodium 434.9 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 45.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 6.1 g
- Sugars 15.7 g
- Protein 8.7 g