Cook beef with onion until slightly browned; add potato, carrot, celery, cabbage and tomatoes. Bring to a boil. Sprinkle in rice; add bay leaf, thyme, basil, salt, pepper and water. Cover and simmer 1 hour. To serve, sprinkle with cheese.
Makes 5 servings.
Gumbos, Soups, Chowders
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana