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Dinner Tonight: Tomato, Rice, and Andouille Soup

I make no claims of this soup's authenticity, and to be fair, neither does Martha Stewart. But if you're looking for a dead simple and flavorful soup, it's hard to find a better example than this specimen from Martha Stewart's Dinner at Home. Comforting without being heavy, this rice soup comes together in about 30 minutes, and yet tastes like it took hours.

Of course, it helps to have some really good andouille, which, as I've learned the hard way, may be a problem for some people. A good kielbasa will also work, but you'd probably need to add some red pepper flakes to get the kick. (It'd suggest 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon.) But that's really it. All the other ingredients are easy to find, and cheap. The soup won't blow anyone away, but it's so easy that it might just impress the cook.

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