Italian Potato, Rice, & Spinach Soup in Pressure Cooker

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

Full-bodied and robust. DH loved this and didn't complain about the lack of meat. Soup can be frozen in individual containers up to 3 months. Thaw in refrigerator or microwave oven. From Toula Patsalis's "The Pressure Cooker Cookbook."

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a pressure cooker, heat oil. Add leeks, garlic, and carrots and saute in hot oil 2 minutes.
  2. Add rice and potatoes. Stir well and cook 1 minute.
  3. Add broth, parsley, celery, bay leaf, salt, pepper, basil, lemon juice, tomato paste, and brown sugar. Stir well.
  4. Secure lid. Over high heat, develop steam to high pressure. Reduce heat to maintain pressure, slide a heat diffuser over burner, and cook 4 minutes. Release pressure according to manufacturer's directions. Remove lid.
  5. Stir soup well. Ladle into bowls.
  6. Combine cheeses and sprinkle over soup. Serve with hunks of Italian bread.
  7. Serves 6-8.
Most Helpful

This was the first recipe I made in a PC and it was AWESOME. I had to substitute what I had: frozen chopped spinach, brown rice for arborio, and 2 frozen chix breasts for the cheese. 25 minutes later, we had a hearty soup that everyone in my family loved, including the kids! Thank you. (After releasing steam, I removed chix, cut up, then returned to pot.)

cookwithlove March 18, 2010

A very satisfying soup, with on hand ingredients. Love the lemon.

MsPia December 03, 2013

I forgot the cheese but it was awesome without it. Thanks for a great recipe.

Nyteglori July 10, 2011