well it's a beef day. No soup. If you want chicken instead of beef great. If you then want it to be a soup, then do chicken, roasted tomato (I used to do Muri Glen Organic Fire Roasted Tomato in a can, you can add what ever spices you love like ginger, pepper, herbs, etc. You can also add another veg or 2 like the ones in the wonder soup.
no, if you want to gain weight then eat bread. Wheat is probably the worst food for weight loss you can have, so not the same as rice. White rice is actually better, you can use that. Keep in mind this is a gluten free plan for a BIG REASON.