Mediterranean Soup

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Mediterranean Soup
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  • 6Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons Soybean oil (vegetable oil)
  • 2 quarts vegetable or chicken broth
  • 2 quarts water
  • 3 cups textured soy protein (10 oz.)
  • 2 cups brown rice, uncooked
  • 2 teaspoons oregano leaves, dried, crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon thyme leaves, dried, crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper 
  • 3 quarts diced tomatoes, canned
  • 2 cups zucchini, diced (3/4-inch)
  • 1 cup celery, sliced
  • 1/2 cup parsley, chopped (optional)

Preparation

1 Saute onion and garlic in oil until tender.

2 Add broth, water, soy protein, brown rice and seasonings. Bring mixture to boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered, 30 minutes.

3 Add tomatoes, zucchini and celery; return to boil, reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes or until rice is tender.

4 Portion 12 ounces into large bowls, if desired.

5 Sprinkle 1 teaspoon minced parsley over each serving.

Source: © 2010, Courtesy of United Soybean Board