her recipe for tomato rice soup many times now. It takes a couple of seconds to pour rice, tomatoes (I use a liquidy tomato puree), and water in a big pot. Then all you do is let the lovely smell of tomato soup fill the house. You feel so comforted by that big pot of simmering soup on the stove. But your hands are free so you can do whatever else you need or want to do on a Monday night.
It's delicious with lots of fresh ground black pepper, basil, and (shhhh) parmesan cheese. I haven't eaten cheese in forever, but I used to put a generous helping of that stuff in this soup, and it's fantastic. I'm perfectly happy to eat it without, but thought you should know. :-)
If anyone is reading, do you have a favorite soup? This one isn't my very favorite... I don't know if I could even name a favorite.