My daughter Sophie complained the other day that I had served her this soup just last week. Nervy but correct! I make this recipe, or some variant of, all the time because it is everything you want/need a soup to be - economical, plentiful, and delicious. The soup lends itself to entertaining, yields fabulous leftovers - which can even be transformed into a hearty salad or school lunch. I have never tried frying up the remaining rice with a bit of soy and veg but reckon that would be good too.