As a child, my mother was so happy when she caught a cold because she knew her mother would always prepare this soup for her—a clear tomato broth with miniature meatballs and basmati rice, seasoned to perfection. I love to offer this soup on a cold day for lunch with a fresh loaf of bread right out of the oven. It is delicious as a meal, before a meal, or to cure the common cold! (See photo)
You can prepare the soup several days in advance. Refrigerate until needed. You can also freeze the soup for several weeks in a well-sealed container. Serve as directed.
Divide the mixture into
Preheat the olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the meatballs and gently sauté them until evenly browned. Remove the pot off the heat and transfer the meatballs to a dish and set them aside. Reserve the pot.
Place the large pot over medium heat and add the
Serve hot with a loaf of rustic bread.
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