This is an excellent, hearty soup to go with a casserole or pot pie. Simple ingredients so picky eaters like it, and complex flavor for the more refined.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a pot over medium heat, mix the beef broth, water, tomato paste, garlic, and bay leaves. Stir in the beef bouillon until dissolved. Season with pepper. Bring to a boil, and mix in the rice. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook 25 minutes, until rice is tender. Remove bay leaves, and serve warm with a sprinkling of Cheddar cheese.

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Nutrition Facts

176 calories; protein 8.8g 18% DV; carbohydrates 17g 6% DV; fat 8.2g 13% DV; cholesterol 24.4mg 8% DV; sodium 891.3mg 36% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/10/2008
Good soup. To be honest I didn't have super high hopes for this soup. I only made it b/c it looked really easy and I had most of a can on tomato paste leftover from another recipe I wanted to use up. I added more pepper than written but I love a lot of pepper and I added a few shakes of franks red hot. I would for sure make this again!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/17/2004
It was good but not sure why hearty is part of the name very brothy soup Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/09/2008
Good soup. To be honest I didn't have super high hopes for this soup. I only made it b/c it looked really easy and I had most of a can on tomato paste leftover from another recipe I wanted to use up. I added more pepper than written but I love a lot of pepper and I added a few shakes of franks red hot. I would for sure make this again!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2008
I made this today and it's a great base for soup. I added the entire 6 oz can of tomato paste. I also added one cup of shredded roast beef I had leftover one cup of frozen mixed veges and I used orzo instead of rice. It turned out great! You can adjust any ingredients to what you like or have on hand! It's a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/16/2004
It was good but not sure why hearty is part of the name very brothy soup Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/25/2007
I don't know what I did wrong but this was VERY salty! I may have used the wrong kind of bouillon. I used brown rice and ate it the day after making it; it was thick enough so I would call it "hearty." It didn't look hearty when I was making it though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2009
We used elbow pasta instead of rice and added chicken broth and diced chicken. Good slow-cooker recipe! We really enjoyed it! It was really good. We are definitely making this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/28/2005
Good brothy base...I added a few leftovers (chopped up steak added cooked rice). Would be nice the way it is or adding any vegetables desired (we added onions and corn). Easy. Had everything on hand for a last minute dinner decision. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/09/2007
This was a very good and easy soup. I made it for a soup exchange - done like a cookie exchange. I liked it a lot. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2005
This is a great soup recipe and it's low in fat and calories. Perfect on a cold fall night! Yum. Read More
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