TOMATO RICE SOUP
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.