Basil Tomato-Rice Soup

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

500 Best Comfort Food Recipes, by Johanna Burkhard

Top Review by Chef MB

This was an easy, quick and delicious soup! Since I had some leftover rice, I simmered the soup then used my stick blender to make it smooth. Then I stirred in the rice. Delicious! Will make a great base to take in other directions--I could see easily giving it a Mexican or Greek twist. Oh, and I made with veggie stock, to accommodate the vegetarian in the house.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a soup pot, heat oil over medium heat.
  2. Add in onion, celery, garlic, and basil; cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until softened.
  3. In a food processor, puree tomatoes with juice; add to pot with stock and rice; season with sugar, salt, and pepper to taste.
  4. Bring to a boil; decrease heat, cover and simmer for 30-35 minutes or until rice is tender.
  5. Stir in parsley.
  6. **To make a creamy soup, add 1/2 cup whipping cream along with the parsley.
  7. **If you have fresh basil, substitute 2 tablespoons of the chopped fresh basil for the dried basil and add along with the parsley.

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