Has flu season got the best of you? Try making one of these plant-based rice soups and you can be sure you will be feeling better in no time!
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1. Asian Rice Soup
Source: Asian Rice Soup
2. Thai Curry Red Rice Soup
Source: Thai Curry Red Rice Soup
This Thai Curry Red Rice Soup by Gunjan Dudani is sure to cure you this flu season. The combination of flavorful Thai spices and healthy sprouted red rice along with mixed vegetables will make you want to eat the whole pot by yourself. A complete weeknight meal is ready in about 30 minutes and is so satisfying.
3. Cream of Wild Rice Soup
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This Cream of Wild Rice Soup by Ashley Flitter uses one of my favorite Minnesota-grown ingredients: wild rice. I love the creamy texture without the heaviness of a traditional cream soup. Enjoy this on a cold and snowy winter day with a cup of hot tea!
4. Spiced Up Chickpea and Brown Rice Soup
Winter is the ideal season for spicy comfort foods. With veggies, chickpeas, and brown rice, cooked in a broth with Indian spices, this Spiced Up Chickpea and Brown Rice Soup by Annie Oliverio is unforgettable. Kicked up with pickled jalapenos and exotic spices, it’ll keep you warm and full on chilly days.
5. Spring Kale and Dill Soup With Rice
Dill has a delightfully fresh and citrus-like flavor which, in this very quick and easy soup, is accentuated with a squeeze of lemon juice added at the end. The beans bring a layer of creaminess as well as a boost of protein. The rice thickens the soup and adds more texture. As for kale, it is always a welcome addition not only because it boosts nutrition, but also because the hint of its bitterness complements the dill. This Spring Kale and Dill Soup With Rice by Zsu Dever is a full circle of flavors.
6. Mixed Herb Lentil and Wild Rice Soup
A delicious warming and flavorsome chunky soup, this Mixed Herb Lentil and Wild Rice Soup by Taryn Fitz-Gerald definitely fills the spot. With sweet potato, carrots, celery, cherry tomatoes, and mixed beans, this soup is filled with wholesome nutritional goodness! Adjust the spiciness level to your liking!
7. Brown Lentil, Bean, and Rice Soup
Made with Borlotti beans, brown lentils, brown Basmati rice, tomatoes and vegetables, this Brown Lentil, Bean, and Rice Soup by Julie Zimmer is delicious. It’s a complete meal that gives you all the plant-based protein that you need. After a bowl or two, you feel satisfied in a healthy way.
8. Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup
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This Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup by Julia Winnicki is full of the deep, earthy, umami-rich flavor. Fresh cremini mushrooms and ground dried shiitakes provide a winning combination of meaty texture and flavor, which makes this soup a great dish if you are transitioning to a plant-based diet. It definitely won’t leave you feeling hungry or unsatisfied with your meal.
9. Black-Eyed Pea and Wild Rice Soup
Wild rice is a Minnesota staple, and we are always finding ways to incorporate it into our comfort food dishes. The rice has a wonderfully nutty flavor that adds depth to this Black-Eyed Pea and Wild Rice Soup by Ashley Flitter and the slightly toothsome texture gives it a little something special.
10. White Bean and Kale Soup
Source: White Bean and Kale Soup
This simple White Bean and Kale Soup by Rebecca Blackwell is packed with wild rice, white beans, tomatoes, onions, carrots, and kale. It is both hearty and light, homey and filling without weighing you down.
11. Comforting Shiitake and Kale Congee
Congee is a traditional rice porridge that is popular in many Asian countries. Because it’s easy on the stomach, it’s a perfect dish for children, sick people, and the elderly, but most everyone enjoys it as a side dish or with various toppings for a main meal. This Comforting Shiitake and Kale Congee by Annie Oliverio is made with nutritious ingredients such as brown rice, shiitake mushrooms, kale, and ginger. It’s nourishing, comforting, and a perfectly restorative meal to eat when you’re recovering from an illness or feeling particularly low on energy.
12. Pumpkin Chili With Wild Rice
Source: Pumpkin Chili With Wild Rice
This Pumpkin Chili With Wild Rice by Gina Fontana can be made in just 30 minutes but has such developed flavors that you’d think it had been simmering for hours. You could easily eat this on its own but serving it over wild rice and adding blanched kale leaves really takes this dish to the next level. Garnish with pumpkin seeds and you’ll be counting down the meals until when you can have this again. The secret ingredient (cinnamon!) really enhances the flavor and kicks up the fall vibes.
13. Raw Mushroom Soup with Tumeric Rice
This is Raw Mushroom Soup With Turmeric Rice by Marta Ansalda and Minna Sangiorgio is made from raw Brown mushrooms that are puréed with boiling vegetable broth. Serve each bowl alongside brown rice cooked with a pinch of turmeric to make it more nutritious and hearty. Make this recipe today to create a soup that celebrates the unique umami flavor of mushrooms.
14. Instant Pot Vegan Wild Rice Soup
Source: Instant Pot Wild Rice Soup
15. Slow Cooker Shiitake Congee (Rice Porridge)
The base for this Slow Cooker Shiitake Congee (Rice Porridge) by The Vegan Slow Cooker, Kathy Hester gets most of its flavor from the mushrooms, but it’s actually a plain congee that’s dressed up by the toppings that you choose. This is a great get-well-fast soup and is gentle on your stomach. You can serve with soy sauce, sesame oil, and cilantro.
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