16 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 13
  • 1 Rating Star 1
  • 0 Rating Star 2

Make this quick soup vegetarian by substituting vegetable broth for the chicken broth.

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 ½ cups chopped onion

  • 1 medium carrot, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced (about 3/4 cup)

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 2 14.5 ounces low-sodium tomatoes, undrained and cut up

  • ¾ cup water

  • ½ cup long-grain rice

  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, crushed

  • 4 cups shredded fresh spinach

  • 1 15 ounce reduced-sodium navy beans or white kidney beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 medium zucchini, quartered lengthwise and sliced (about 1-1/2 cups)

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

Directions

  • In a 4-quart Dutch oven heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Cook and stir the onion, carrot, and garlic in hot oil about 3 minutes or until onion is tender. Stir in the broth, undrained tomatoes, water, uncooked rice, and Italian seasoning.

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  • Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 20 minutes or until rice is tender. Stir in the spinach, beans, zucchini, and pepper. Cook, covered, for 5 minutes more. If desired, sprinkle each serving with Parmesan cheese.

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Nutrition Facts

246 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 462 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrates, 9 g fiber, 11 g protein.

Reviews (2)

Most helpful positive review

11/08/2017
I used sweet potato instead of carrots. Also, used red lentils instead of rice and added 1/3 cup red wine and 3 stalks of celery. Very yummy!

Most helpful critical review

11/08/2017
I used sweet potato instead of carrots. Also, used red lentils instead of rice and added 1/3 cup red wine and 3 stalks of celery. Very yummy!
16 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 13
  • 1 Rating Star 1
  • 0 Rating Star 2
11/08/2017
I used sweet potato instead of carrots. Also, used red lentils instead of rice and added 1/3 cup red wine and 3 stalks of celery. Very yummy!
11/13/2014
Reads good...only leave out the rice. Anything canned should be thoroughly rinsed to remove salt. Look for low sodium canned tomatoes with a least 15mg sodium.