Who doesn’t love easy? Ten hour work days and hours of comicon recovery time has left me with little initiative to get any food prepped for the week. But alas, the leftovers are gone, and I’m forced to throw something together. And now we have taco soup. To give it a heartier vibe I added some spices, veggie chicken and orzo to great effect.
Simple Taco Soup
- 8 oz uncooked orzo
- 7 cups vegetable broth
- 2 15-oz cans black beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 1/2 cups chunky mild or medium salsa
- 2 1/4 cups frozen corn kernels
- 12 ounces veggie chicken strips
- 2 tsp cumin
- 2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp cayenne (or to taste)
Boil water in a medium sauce pan. Cook the orzo according to package directions.
In a large soup pot add the broth, beans, salsa, chicken strips, and spices. Cook over medium heat until simmering. Adjust to low heat and let flavors blend. Add the cooked orzo, stir and serve.
Serves at least 8 people.