A traditional Quebec soup.
Place the olive oil in a pan. Brown the onion over a low heat, uncovered, for 10 minutes, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon.
Add the fresh or canned tomatoes and simmer over a medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes.
Add the liquid, thyme, bay leaf, parsley, sugar, and Dainty Gem rice. Cover and cook over a medium heat for 20 to 30 minutes.