Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr 45 mins
Canadians love Tim Horton's and my daughter loves Tim Horton's Tomato Florentine Rice soup. This is my own "copycat" recipe and even if you've never had the real thing, I know that you will enjoy this soup!!
- 2 (32 ounce) cans tomato juice
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 10 ounces frozen spinach, thawed, drained & chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon white pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 2 teaspoons parsley flakes
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 -1 1⁄2 cup cooked rice
- Bring the tomato juice & broth to a boil in a large pot; lower the temperature & simmer for about 60 - 75 minutes or until the liquid is reduced to about half of the original amount.
- Add spinach, garlic, lemon juice& spices; bring to a boil, then lower heat& simmer for 20 minutes.
- Remove bay leaves, add rice and simmer for 10 minutes.
I was looking for a lowfat soup to take to work for lunch. This fit the bill! Because I thought the tomato juice and chicken broth contained enough salt, I didn't add the sea salt. Also, I used a 10-ounce bag of fresh spinach instead of frozen, and I added about a cup of my fresh garden tomatoes - yum! Thanks, CL!
This soup is absolutely delicious! Although it takes a while to make, it's very easy and doesn't require much attention. The flavour is amazing! I will definitely be making this again. Due to a typo (that has now been corrected) in the recipe I used too little tomato juice, but it still turned out great (probably a bit thicker than it should have been). The only other change I made was to use brown rice for more nutrition. Highly recommended.
Made this for TOTM Soup Fest tag game and I'm glad I did. I too haven't had Tom Horton's tomato soup but I found this to be delicious. I cut the recipe in half and used fresh spinach and next time I think I will try using some pasta. Thank you for submitting this recipe.