Not Quite The Farmers Daughter

Not Quite The Farmers Daughter

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Let's Get It On.....the Soup that is!

Today's post is dedicated to Oma, my soup loving friend! More gray and rain in our weather here in Central Ohio today which begs for some wonderfully rich tasting soup!  Soup is a great and easy way to fill an empty belly or multiple empty bellies in your home.  As we head into the winter months there is nothing better than a wonderful rib sticking stew or old fashioned chicken soup to soothe the weary soul.

Here is a versatile recipe that is quick and easy and will fill up your family in friends in no time!  Serve with some crusty bread or just plain crackers.  The best thing about this recipe is you can change it up and add or omit ingredients.

Tomato and Wild Rice Chowder

15oz can tomato sauce (plain)
14.5 oz can diced tomato (I used RedGold Chili Ready to some extra kick)
12oz pkg frozen vegies, soup mix style with okra
2 cups chicken stock  (don't have stock, use chicken boullion diluted in water)
1 cup cooked brown rice/wild rice mix
salt and pepper to taste

Mix the first four ingredients together in your soup pan over medium heat until warmed through, then add seasoning and rice.  Warm and serve!


Options: Use tomato sauce, diced tomatoes (plain), add 1-2 cups milk or 1 cup cream, a sprinkle of garlic powder and 1-2tsp dried basil.  Heat and serve with some parmesean cheese.

Don't have tomato sauce or diced tomatoes but you do have pasta sauce....just add milk, or add some chicken broth, cooked sausage and some cooked orzo for an Italian soup twist!

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