This dish could not be easier. I decided to BAKE this soup, as opposed to simmering on the stove so that I could leave it with little attention and focus on other things.
Kids love it because there is a delicate balance of flavors and nothing too spicy or pungent. ‘Italian flavors’ are pleasing to little ones (think pizza…pasta…need I say more?!). The onions take on a sweet flavor and rice is always a satisfying and satiating ingredient.
Speaking of pizza/pasta sauce, I used a touch of marinara sauce left over from a meal prior in the week. It’s a perfect soup to reduce waste by incorporating leftovers! It’s also a wonderful meal choice to prepare before sitting down together to play a game or do homework as once prepped, it requires little attention.
Look at this beautiful bowl, trust me-it’s even better in person; smells and tastes divine!
You can use pre-cooked rice in this dish (I did today) or simmer it all together: look for notable variations in water requirements, depending on the state of the rice you use! This is an excellent meal in which to use up FROZEN rice!
Ingredients prepped and folded together prior to baking…
(This soup would also make a great slow-cooker conversion to simmer for a few hours throughout the day, water requirements may vary.)