Spinach and Rice Soup - Low Calorie

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by BennyPashova

Quick to prepare healthy, low calorie soup. If you like spinach you’ll find this soup delicious and filling – a great recipe when you are trying to shed a few extra pounds. The lemon gives it just a little bit of tang. You may add extra garlic if you like bolder taste.

Top Review by Chef856954

This was exactly what I was looking for! Had to make some minor adjustments for what was on hand in my kitchen- I used fresh spinach-but flash boiled it beforehand. I also used Swanson chicken broth instead of the stock cubes. Could even be a great Vegan meal! Use Vegetable stock and walla-VEGAN friendly! Thanks Benny, this was just what I was looking for today! and I love that you added lemon juice! I always have to have a fresh lemon wedge with clear broth soups!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Thinly chop and sauté the onion in the vegetable oil. Add a bit of water if necessary to prevent burning.
  2. Mince garlic and add to the sautéed onions along with the rice. Fry mixture for a couple of minutes to ensure that the rice won’t get mushy later.
  3. Drain spinach and pour the reserved liquid in the pot. Run your knife through the drained spinach chopping the longer stems.
  4. Add chicken cubes, white pepper, paprika and lemon juice and water.
  5. Cook for 20 min on medium high heat or until the rice is tender.
  6. The soup will have a thicker consistency. You can add more water or chicken stock to adjust the thickness to your preferences.

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