This is a fabulous recipe that not only tastes great but makes the house smell wonderful. When we originally made it we used homemade basil pesto. Even the girls, who do not eat much soup, loved Pesto, Tomato & Rice Soup. We shared the recipe with my friend Jenn and her family also loves the soup. Even made with a store bought pesto it is a warm, tasty soup that is best served with a crusty bread. I am getting hungry just thinking about this meal.