How to Make It
Brown meat in shortening in a large Dutch oven. Add water, tomatoes, onion, celery, salt, pepper, and brown rice, if desired; bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 3 hours. Add carrots and potatoes; stir well. Cover and cook over medium heat an additional 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
Ladle soup into individual bowls; serve warm.
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