Mediterranean-Style Tomato Soup

INGREDIENTS:1 cupchopped onion
2 clovesgarlic, minced
2 Tbsps.vegetable oil
2 qts.vegetable or chicken broth
2 qts.water
3 cupstextured soy protein (10 ozs.)
2 cupsbrown rice, uncooked
2 tsps.oregano leaves, dried,crumbled
1 tsp.thyme leaves, dried, crumbled
1 tsp.salt
1 tsp.ground pepper
2 qts.canned diced tomatoes
2 cupszucchini, diced 3/4-in.
1 cupcelery, sliced
½ cupparsley, chopped (optional for garnish)DIRECTIONS:1. Sauté onion and garlic in oil until tender. Add broth, water, soy protein, brown rice and seasonings. Bring mixture to boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered, 30 minutes.

2. Add tomatoes, zucchini and celery; return to boil, reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes or until rice is tender.

3. Portion 12 oz. each in large bowls. Sprinkle 1 tsp. parsley over each serving if desired. SERVINGS:18 servings From:United Soybean Board PHOTO CREDIT:Photo Credit: