Simple Tomato and Vegetable Soup

I am always on the hunt for simple go-to recipes that are nutritious, plant based, and that can be made in about 30 minutes.  Trader Joe’s has recently come up with a riced vegetable medley in their produce section that I am loving!  It’s a mixture of cauliflower, broccoli, carrot, yellow onion, and green onion.  Here is a soup recipe I made today and wanted to share.

Ingredients:

4 cups of Water or broth – you can use low sodium vegetable broth if you want to add more flavor.

1 can of low sodium tomato sauce

1 package of TJ’s riced veggie mix

1 cup of sprouted brown rice

2 frozen cubes of garlic ( of course you can use fresh)

2 frozen cubes of basil ( of course you can use fresh)

1 T dried oregano

salt and pepper to taste.

Other ingredients to add in:  frozen chopped spinach, peas, or beans of your choice. 

Directions – Add in all ingredients and bring to a boil for a minute or two, and then back down to a simmer with lid partially opened for about 10 minutes.  Stir, and place the lid on securely on low heat for another 10 -15 minutes.  Turn heat off and let steam and stand for 10 minutes. 

You can serve with freshly chopped basil and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, or just enjoy as is!  It has an Italian flavor so if you want to enjoy a weekend meal out of it, enjoy a small piece of warmed french bread and salad to go along.  Enjoy!