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    Garden Vegetable Soup with Rice
    Prep: 15 min Cook: 15 min Servings: 6
    by Rich H
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    It may be spring but in my book there is never a bad time for soup. It's especially nice when you can grow yor own veggies or get them locally from a farmers' market. While we're not quite there yet, this is a great soup to make anytime. It's hearty and healthy and just plain hits the spot!

    Ingredients

    • 3 cups of low sodium vegetable broth
    • 1 cup of V-8 or your favorite vegetable juice
    • 1 Tbsp. tomato paste
    • 1 cup of sliced carrots
    • 1/2 cup diced red onion
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1/2 cup diced zucchini
    • 2 cups of shredded red cabbage
    • 1 pkg. of boil-in-bag brown rice
    • 3/4 cup of green beans, cut in 1 inch pieces
    • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
    • 1 tsp. dried basil
    • 1/4 tsp. of dried oregano
    • 1/4 tsp. of cracked black pepper
    • 1/4 tsp. sea salt

    Directions

    1. In a large saucepan or stew pot, saute onion, carrot and garlic
    2. in olive oil, over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes.
    3. Add vegetable broth, V-8, tomato paste, beans, cabbage, basil,
    4. oregano, salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Pour the rice from
    5. the packaged bag into the soup and stir to mix.
    6. Reduce heat to simmer, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Add in
    7. the zucchini, stir and heat through for another 2 minutes.<br>
    8. Serve hot.

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