This soup much resembles the flavor or a stuffed bell pepper that has indeed come unstuffed. In a 5-6 qt pot bring to boil water, rice onion, & diced bell pepper. Reduce heat & simmer covered for about 25 min or until rice is a little tender. Add celery, bell pepper squares, carrot, garlic, oregano, basil, celery seed and tomato paste. Continue simmering 20-30 min or until added veggies are tender and rice is completely cooked. Add chili powder, tamari and salt to taste. Simmer 5 min or until flavors are well blended. Adjust seasonings to taste. You can also add a few table spoons of powdered vegetable broth to make a creamier broth.
Nutrition (per serving): 119 calories, Total Fat 1 g (7% of calories)