You will need:
(I forgot to add the bag of frozen veggies and the 2 cups of rice to the photo below. So sorry.)
2 stalks celery, chopped
1/2 of a green pepper
1 can black beans
1 c muchrooms
1 c baby carrots
6 cups beef, chicken or vegetable broth
1 (14.5 ounce) can peeled and diced tomatoes with juice
2 c rice
1 (16 ounce) bag of frozen mixed veggies
salt and pepper to taste
Cut up the vegetables into bite size pieces.
I used a beef stock base.
(I made a beef stew a few weeks ago and I saved and froze the broth that was leftover after everyone ate the beef, potatoes and vegetables. I am so glad I did, it saved me from buying or making more stock.)
The best thing about soup is you can put anything in it. You need a base broth of vegetable, chicken or beet stock then the rest is up to you.
I put everything in a crockpot and let it simmer all day.
If you don’t want to use a crock pot, here are directions for stovetop.
Add your choice of broth and bring to a boil.
Add carrots, celery, green peppers and beans.
Boil for 10 minutes, then add.
Mushrooms, tomatoes, bag of mixed vegetables and rice.
Boil for 10 more minutes until rice in tender.
Set to low heat until everything is soft.
Taste test to make sure everything is tender enough for you, be careful!