Sunday Soup Night {Tomato Rice Soup}

This soup is surprisingly addictive despite its humble (and inexpensive) ingredients. The recipe comes from "Grandma Ann" who often made it for her four children many years ago.  My whole family loves it and it makes enough for leftovers to go to school in lunch-boxes the next day.  It is a fall-weather cozy classic!


3/4 cups brown rice
1/2 to 1 pound ground beef
4 stalks celery, diced
1/2 large red onion, diced
3 14. oz cans tomato sauce
2 T. beef base
salt and pepper to taste

1.  In a large soup pot boil rice in 4 cups of water for 20 minutes.  
2.  Meanwhile, season ground beef with salt and pepper and brown in a skillet.  Set aside.
3.  After rice has boiled for 20 minutes, add 6 more cups of water, tomato sauce, celery, onion and beef base.  Bring to a boil. 
4.  Reduce heat to simmer and add browned beef.  Simmer for 30 minutes.  Season with salt and pepper if necessary.
*May need to add more water the second day as soup thickens.

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  1. Wow, this looks like something my husband is going to LOVE! I can't wait to make it! I'll let you know how it goes. (I'm over from the SN party, btw. :) )

  2. Yum!! I love soups for lunch or even dinner during the winter...bookmarking this one. :) Thanks so much for joining my Family Friendly Food Week party. :)

  3. Yummy..this looks so good. I'm going to try it out this week!

  4. Just had this for lunch. YUM!! The boys liked it..even my picky eater didn't complain. Thanks. =)


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