This soup is full of flavors without being overwhelming, full of nutrition without being heavy, and a full meal in one bowl. There are many ways to tailor it to the tastes and preferences of your recipient. For the greens, you can use broccoli rabe, which admittedly is not to everyone’s taste but I adore it, cleaned and chopped, or another sturdy green, like kale, which is more universally appealing. Whichever green you choose, reserve the other half-bunch for the Little Meatballs or the UnMeatballs, which accompany the soup. Note that the rice should be soaked overnight in cold water to generously cover before making this soup.
— Janet Reich Elsbach
Image: courtesy of Janet Reich Elsbach, from her blog, A Raisin + a Porpoise