Tomato Vegetable Soup
1 tablespoon butter1 small onion, chopped2 garlic cloves, minced1/2 cup carrots, chopped1/4 cup celery stalk, chopped6 cups chicken broth1/4 cup white rice1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce1/2 teaspoon dried thyme1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper5 drops hot pepper sauce
- Melt butter in a large soup kettle over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until onion is tender. Add carrots and celery; cook and stir 7-9 minutes or until tender.
- Stir in diced tomatoes, chicken broth, white rice, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, black pepper, and hot pepper sauce. Reduce heat to low and cook about 30 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Remove from heat. Let cook about 10 minutes before serving.