*Or use beef bouillon cube or powder dissolved in 1/3 cup water.
Brown meat in a greased saucepan. Add onion, garlic, broth, tomatoes, and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce the heat, and simmer 45 minutes or until meat is tender. Add celery and zucchini; replace cover and continue cooking about 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Serve meat mixture in soup bowls. Top each with a mound of fluffy rice (about 1/2 cup). Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.
Makes 2 servings.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana