This second one is topped with baked, crunchy tortilla strips. Yum.
Soup is one of my most favorite meals. When I met my husband he was in disbelief that a soup could ever fill him up. He thought it was more of a side than the main meal. I made this soup for him and he changed his mind forever.
I didn't "steal" this from a blog this time but from a Cooking Light cookbook quite a few years ago now. I was a new cook and it was one of my first cookbooks. I was living with my sister and her husband at the time and it was great fun taking my turn to cook for the house. I found this recipe and thought it sounded similar to a soup that my Mom would make for us when we were young.
I've modified this a bit to suit my tastes, namely that I have increased the amount of corn, the amount of rice in the soup, and added more broth and salsa to make it less chunky. I guess the additions of the corn and the rice bulks it up a bit and it needs the extra liquid.
I probably add 1 1/2 cups of corn, 1/2 cup of rice to the soup, and 3 cans of broth. Salsa varies, depending on who is eating the soup. My mother-in-law doesn't like spice so I use less when we have her over for dinner. If it's just for my husband and myself I like to go all out with the salsa!