Rich Tomato & Rice Soup Recipe
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 tsp basil
1 each bay leaf
1 tbsp wholewheat flour
1 small carrot, diced
1 each celery stick, chopped
1 tsp brown sugar
1 tbsp cider vinegar
14 oz canned tomatoes, chopped
1 pt water
1 small garlic clove, crushed
1 soy sauce, to taste
1 salt, to taste
2 oz soy milk
3 tbsp cooked rice
2 tbsp roasted sunflower seeds
Heat oil in a soup pot & saute the onion, basil & bay leaf for 5
minutes. Stir in the flour. Add the carrot, celery, sugar, vinegar,
tomatoes with their juice & water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat,
cover & simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat & let cool slightly.
Blend till smooth with the garlic, soy sauce & salt. Add the soy milk
& rice. Reheat & serve garnished with a sprinkling of sunflower seeds.
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