This is really good soup. I made it for a few people for Christmas gifts and one friend said it was very delicious and she hadn't added any of the extras just made what was in the jar. I made some tonight and I did not use cabbage I added 4 carrots and 2 stalks of celery, I used chicken bouillon granules and brown rice and a can of diced tomatoes. The only thing I found was I had it on medium low for over an hour and when I tasted it the veggies and everything were still hard so I brouht the soup to a boil on medium high and let it boil for about 10-15 minutes. Everything was perfect but then the noodles were too soft and soggy. It also was a little on the salty side for me so next time I might just use 1 teaspoon of salt instead of 2 and add the noodles towards the end of cooking instead of at the beginning.
This is the best - make sure you add this line to the instruction "Add noodles and pasta in the last 10 minutes"
I made these for my fiance' family for Christmas and they loved them! I substituted the beef bouillon with veggie bouillon cubes for the vegan in the family, and she loved that too. When I make this for myself (instead of as a gift) I omit the bouillon cubes all together and replace the water with beef broth. Great Recipe!! I love it!!