I made this recipe following it to a tee. The only addition I made was adding brown rice. It smelled great, especially when the basil was added. But when I went to eat it I didn't end up liking it. It is kind of bland. I am a huge veggie lover and soup lover so I was surprised that I didn't like it. I think it needs more garlic and maybe putting some jalepenos in with the onion/garlic step would give it some more flavor and kick. I don't know, I just found it bleh and now I'm stuck with so much leftover. This made 12 servings for me too.