Mild red chili powder and pan-browned garlic give flavor to this simple vegetable soup. Quick to make, it's ideal for a light lunch! For a variation, instead of rice use rice-shaped pasta, such as orzo or semone de melone, or very thin pasta known as fideo. Or, use yellow summer squash instead of zucchini and add cooked pinto beans in place of the rice. Diced tomatoes also make a tasty addition!