This soup is made with 4 cups of the leftover Hamburger Spanish Rice With Bacon, a recipe that I had posted on this site.
- Hamburger Spanish Rice With Bacon
After hubby and I eat a serving of the hot dish, sometimes I'll make soup with the remaining dish.
First, you'll need to cook the frozen mixed vegetables according to package directions. (I cook mine in the microwave along with 2 tablespoons of water for 3-4 minutes on high, then stir the vegetables, place them back in the microwave to cook for 2 more minutes, and then let them set while preparing the soup.) Note: My vegetables were cooked in a 900 watt microwave oven.
To prepare the soup: In a large pot, add the 4 cups of leftover Spanish Rice With Bacon, along with the broth, canned diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
Drain the cooked vegetables, then add them to the pot.
Cook the soup (uncovered) over medium low heat for about 20 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender, and the soup is heated through. Be sure to stir the soup occasionally.