Quick Tomato-rice soup

From: sommer@venus.ycc.yale.edu

1 28 oz. can crushed *peeled* tomatoes
Same amount of water (use can for measurement)
1/2 cup instant rice
2 Tsp. Olive oil (optional, strongly recommended)
2 Tsp. lemon juice (optional)
Salt, spices (thyme, oregano, parsley, basil, black pepper, tarragon --
you choose)

1. Bring water and tomatoes to boil.
2. add olive oil and lemon juice (optimal). remove from heat.
3. add rice and spices, cover, and let stand for five minutes.