“I used to make this for myself and my parents before I moved out. My husband recently suffered a heart attack and he has had to change the way he eats. Now of course he has to load up on the veggies! I made this for him and he loved it! I used the 'no salt added' cans of tomatoes, but if you prefer the flavour, use the regular stuff, or add salt to your own taste. My husband wants to try it with some ground beef or even ground turkey instead of the rice next time. Sounds good to me!”
5hrs 25mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a LARGE suacepan, start with the cans of tomatoes, crush them up or squish them in your hands, then add the water and tomato paste.
  2. Add all the other ingredients except the rice, barley or pasta.
  3. Simmer for several hours until all of the veggies are soft.
  4. Add the rice, barley or pasta during the last hour or so.
  5. Makes enough for freezing and is always better then next day when the spices have really infused the veggies!
  6. Serve with a sprinkle of low fat parmesan cheese and a whole wheat bun, and you've got a rich, hearty (and heart healthy) dinner!

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