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Super-Fast Spinach Rice Soup

Try this whole food soup for a main course with cheese toasts, or as a side dish.

Course Side Dish, Soup
Keyword rice, soup, vegetables
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 8- ounce package of fresh spinach
  • 1- quart container of broth vegetable or chicken
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice or more for thicker soup
  • ½ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon Penzey’s Foxpoint seasoning OR Italian seasoning


  1. Rinse spinach and drain in colander

  2. Set 2-quart soup pot on medium heat and add olive oil and garlic; saute for 1 minute

  3. Add half the spinach and saute until it shrinks down

  4. Add remaining spinach and saute until it shrinks down

  5. Add salt and seasoning; saute for 1 minute

  6. Add broth; increase heat to high until boiling

  7. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 15 minutes

  8. Stir in brown rice

  9. Serve

Recipe Notes

  • For omnivore version, use chicken broth; for vegetarian/vegan version, use vegetable broth
  • You can find pre-cooked brown rice in freezer section of your supermarket or at Trader Joe’s
  • If you like a thicker soup, add more rice