If you were looking for a meatless soup recipe, look no further. This Easy Leek and Rice Soup is a perfectly light, refreshing, and fantastic recipe that can be made in any season and consumed warm or cold.
Has the cold weather set in where you live? Here in Minnesota, it has been in the single digits for days. Or maybe for weeks.
I’ve stopped keeping track. All I know is that it’s COLD out there, and I choose to leave my house as little as possible.
These days, going out mainly consists of trips to the grocery store. Because even when it’s cold, we still have to eat. But other than that?
It’s been a while since I went outside, and I am not planning to do that soon unless the temperature decides to climb more towards 30F.
Meanwhile, I am cooking and baking, working on the blog, and staying warm. With soups. Seriously, is there any better food to warm up with than a delicious bowl of soup? I think not.
If you were looking for a meatless soup recipe, look no further. Making soup is a great way to get rid of some vegetables in your refrigerator or cabinets and save a few dollars.
What ingredients go into this easy leek and rice soup?
- Olive oil (vegetable oil is fine too)
- Leeks (use both white and green parts)
- Green celery
- Parsley root
- Red or green bell pepper
- Chicken stock or vegetable stock
- Lemon juice for serving
When you invest the time to make a pot of soup, it rewards you with days of effortless, nutritious, substantial meals, and it saves you from eating lunch out more than you’d like to.
This easy leeks and rice (among other vegetables) soup is a perfectly light, refreshing, and wonderful soup that can be consumed warm or cold.
Fresh vegetables, a little bit of rice, and lemon juice added to the end make this soup a delicious, low-calorie meal suitable for lunch or dinner.
If you replace the chicken stock with vegetable stock or water, then this soup is great for vegetarians and vegans.
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- 3 tablespoon olive oil(vegetable oil is fine too)
- 2-3 leeks chopped (use both white and green parts)
- 1 green celery chopped
- 1 onion chopped
- 2 carrots chopped
- 1 parsley root chopped
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1 red or green bell pepper chopped
- 1 medium potato chopped
- 2 tablespoons rice
- 4 cups chicken stock or vegetable stock
- 1 handful chopped parsley
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Lemon juice for serving
- In a large, heavy saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat.
- Add chopped leeks, celery, carrots, parsley root, bell pepper, onion, and garlic, occasionally stirring until vegetables are soft, for about 10-15 minutes.
- Add the chicken/vegetable stock or water.
- Reduce heat to medium, add rice and the chopped potato and let it simmer for another 10-15 min or until rice and potato are cooked.
- Add salt and taste.
- Chop the parsley and add it to the soup.
- Serve warm with few drops of lemon juice. It should be slightly sour from the lemon juice.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 160Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 754mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 6g