Recipe Theme of the Month: Nostalgia
Hey there! I've been thinking a lot about recipes my mom used to make, tha I loved as a kid but never seem to serve as an adult. This is a really simple dish that we had frequently.
Tomato Rice Soup
My mom made this soup with a can of diced tomatoes, or sometimes with tomatoes she'd canned from the garden the summer before. Beef or chicken stock, rice or even at times barley- though I guess not many people cook with barely anymore. It's hot, light, and filling. Perfect for an afternoon meal with a grilled cheese sandwich and a great way to use leftovers!
1 can of diced tomatoes with juice
2 cups broth
1/4 cup chopped celery with leaves
1/2 bay leaf, crumbled (you can play with the seasoning... I made this yesterday with Italian seasoning)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 cup cooked long grain rice
Bring tomatoes, broth and seasonings to a boil in a large saucepan. Add rice and heat through. Taste and add more salt and pepper to taste.
You can kick it up with Mexican spices, use macaroni instead of rice, make it your own in a lot of ways. Do you have a homestyle favorite soup?
Thanks for stopping by!