Prepare rice according to package directions; set aside and keep warm. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan cook chicken, onion, and garlic in hot oil over medium-high heat for 5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.
Add tomatoes, chicken broth, and artichoke hearts. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add peas and red pepper strips. Cook 3 to 4 minutes more or until heated through.
To serve, divide soup among individual serving bowls. Spoon a mound of the cooked rice in the center of each bowl. Sprinkle with almonds. Makes 4 main-dish servings.