Hamburger Vegetable Soup 26 Feb 13

1 lb ground hamburger
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup diced potatoes
1 cup sliced carrots
1 cup shredded cabbage
1 cup sliced celery
1 can whole tomatoes
1/4 cup instant rice
3-5 cups water
4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp basil
1/4 tsp thyme
1 bay leaf
green pepper

Brown ground beef and onion together in Dutch oven. Put in all other ingredients and bring to a boil, uncovered. Cover and let simmer 1 hour over low heat.