Sunday, March 3, 2013

Vegetable Soup

It's sunny and cold today so comfort food is a must!  Vegetable Soup!

I make the simplest of possible soups with only 15 minute prep!

1 package Uncle Ben's Long Grain Wild Rice
1 package Knorr Soup Mix
1 can whole kernel corn
1 can diced carrots
1 can diced potatoes
1 can cut green beans
1 can baby lima beans
1 can black eyed peas
1 can Veg-All mixed vegetables
salt and pepper

Put the wild rice and soup mix in 3 cups of hot water then microwave for 15 minutes.  Meanwhile, open all your cans of veggies and put them into your biggest crock pot (add the liquid as well).  When the rice and soup mix have cooked, pour over the vegetables, add salt and pepper to taste.  You may need to add an extra cup of water or two, then cover, set for 8 hours and walk away.

You can edit the vegetables to suit what your family likes, I like to add sauteed celery but today I went the straight easy route.

By dinner time, you only need cornbread or crackers and a great big bowl of healthy nutritious comfort.