Why a Meatless Monday?
- It’s been reported that if every American ate just 4 oz less of red meat every week, it would be the equivalent to taking 4 to 6 million cars off the road!
- If you are looking to save money on your grocery bills, creating a delicious meal from staples you’ve stockpiled at rock-bottom prices can really help you with your budget.
It’s about saving green and going green both!
This Basil Tomato and Rice Soup is perfect for a Meatless Monday! It’s inexpensive, comes together quickly, and the rice makes it quite filling.
Basil Tomato and Rice Soup
1 T olive oil
1 onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 C chicken broth (or vegetable)
1 C water
15 oz can diced tomatoes
2 T chopped fresh basil, or 2 tsp dried basil
1 t salt
1/4 t cayenne pepper
1 C cooked rice
Optional garnish: spicy microgreens, chopped chives or green onions
1. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Saute for 4 minutes.
2. Add stock, water, tomatoes with juice, and basil and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Add rice and simmer an additional 5 minutes.
Quick, easy and satisfying!
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