1. Brown the ground beef with the onions; drain any excess fat.
2. Add the rest of the ingredients, stir gently and bring to a boil.
3. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer slowly for about 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
If you're looking for soup recipes that your whole family will eat, this is a good one to try. With just enough flavor to satisfy the grown ups, but not too much to scare off the kids, this is a good "everybody's happy" soup. Even if some of the kids pick around the onions, the rice and carrots still give them enough to be happy with, so nobody goes hungry.