any vegetables can be used. i went to an asian grocery store yesterday and they had some lovely fresh produce for this time of year. i also am making it in my 12 quart pot. i want to make 9 or 10 quarts of soup. it takes lots of chopping but i will not have to make it for several weeks. most of it will be frozen in quart containers.
|onions,chinese broccoli,zucchini,carrots,pak choi,celery and frozen green beans|
lets start with the base for the soup. i use 1 46 ounce container of high fiber v-8 juice, 1 quart container of beef stock, 1 28 ounce can of chopped tomatoes, 1 tomato can filled with water, 2 containers of 'that' onion soup mix, 5 chopped onions and 1 teaspoon cajun seasoning. place all of these in the pot and bring it to a simmer. continue chopping the other veggies while this is cooking, stirring occasionally.
|chopped veggies plus chopped bunch of parsley|
i added all the chopped vegetables except the parsley. i also added 2 pounds of frozen cut green beans, 1 cup of edamame and 1 cup brown rice. the edamame or soy beans were frozen. 1 cup adds 17 grams of protein, 8 grams of fiber and 8 grams of fat. the addition of the brown rice also adds some protein and a little substance.
|1 cup frozen edamame and brown rice|
|9 or 10 quarts of soup|
|add a spinkle of fresh parsley and enjoy!|