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Tomato Rice Soup

by Amy D

Tomato Rice Soup is full of veggies, rice, herbs and, of course, tomatoes! This easy and budget friendly tomato soup makes a great light lunch or dinner and is perfect for meatless meals. Serve it up with a grilled cheese sandwich for a classic, but totally upgraded combination. A spoonful of Tomato Rice Soup ready to serve.

You know what’s weird? Most of my family doesn’t like tomatoes, but they love tomato soup which I find to be a conundrum. They even love this tomato soup which is the tomato-iest soup I make.

My tomato rice soup has a rich tomato broth that’s accentuated with celery, onions, and carrots. Long grain rice adds texture and heartiness to this soup and it’s finished off with fresh basil, which in my opinion, sends it into the over the top comfort food zone.  I love fresh basil!

A white bowl is full of Tomato Rice Soup and garnished with fresh basil leaves.

What you’ll need: 

  • Celery

  • Carrot

  • Onion

  • Garlic

  • Crushed tomatoes and petite diced tomatoes

  • Vegetable or chicken broth

  • Long grain rice

  • Salt, pepper, and sugar

  • Fresh Basil

Start off by prepping your vegetables. The celery, onion and garlic all get finely chopped, but I like to grate the carrot. Carrots tend to take more time to cook and by grating the carrot, you ensure that all the vegetables will be nice and tender when the soup is ready.Chicken broth, crushed tomatoes, rice, diced tomatoes and chopped veggies are the main ingredients of Tomato Rice Soup.

In a large stockpot, saute the vegetables and garlic in the olive oil until they are tender, about 10 minutes. 

I love my cobalt blue stockpot that is pictured.  I actually got this one for a wedding present almost 20 years ago and it’s still available on Amazon. It is the only pan I’ve had that long that’s held up to hard use!

We’ll use a combination of crushed tomatoes and petite diced tomatoes in this soup. Crushed tomatoes are often mixed with tomato puree, but have more body and are less cooked tasting than canned tomato sauce. By also adding petite diced tomatoes we’ll ensure that there will be bites of tomato at the end of cooking, but not large chunks. Feel free to substitute regular diced tomatoes if you like bigger pieces. Tomato Rice Soup before the fresh basil has been added.

The chicken broth and rice are added at the same time as the tomatoes. Season the soup with salt, pepper, and sugar.

Simmer just until the rice is cooked through, about 20 minutes. Wait until just before serving to stir in the fresh basil. Tomato Rice Soup after the chopped fresh basil has been stirred in.

A note on Tomato Rice Soup leftovers:

The longer this soup sits, the more the rice will soak up the broth. The more broth it soaks up, the thicker it will become. I find you have to add just a little bit more liquid to the leftovers the next day to get a good texture. A splash of tomato juice or broth will do the trick. 

More Easy Soup Recipes to enjoy: 

Hamburger Macaroni Soup

Wendy’s Copycat Chili in the Slow Cooker

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Butter Bean Soup

Tortellini Soup 

Tomato Rice Soup

Tomato Rice Soup

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

A cheap and easy to make hearty tomato soup full of veggies, rice and fresh herbs.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced thin
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (14.5 ounc can) petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 quart chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package fresh basil, finely chopped

Instructions

    1. In a large stock pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Saute the onion, celery, carrots and garlic until soft. Approximately 10-15 minutes. 
    2. Add both cans of tomatoes, the broth and rice to the pan. Season with sugar, salt and pepper.
    3. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Allow the soup to simmer uncovered until the rice is tender, approximately 20 minutes. 
    4. Stir in the chopped fresh basil and serve. 

Notes

 The longer this soup sits, the more the rice will soak up the broth. The more broth it soaks up, the thicker it will become. I find you have to add just a little bit more liquid to the leftovers the next day to get a good texture. A splash of tomato juice or broth will do the trick. 

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Holly Thompson January 29, 2020 - 5:01 pm

5 stars
I took this soup to a church dinner. It received lots of compliments and was quite tasty.

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Amy Dickerson February 10, 2020 - 2:04 pm

I love it when that happens! So glad you all enjoyed the soup Holly!

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