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stir rice into spinach soup

Spinach soup recipe with coconut, lime & rice

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  • Author: Emily
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 250ml 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This healthy vegetarian soup is a great way to use up a bag of spinach, and doesn’t need many ingredients at all. I’ve included rice in this recipe but it’s also lovely without.


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  • Cumin seeds
  • 1 white onion
  • 400g fresh spinach
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 400ml coconut milk
  • 600ml vegetable stock
  • 1 lime


  1. Cook the rice and put to one side until you need it
  2. Gently fry the cumin seeds in a dry pan, this will only take 1 or 2 minutes
    cumin seeds for soup
  3. Take half the cumin seeds and put to one side so you can sprinkle them over the soup at the end 🙂
  4. Leave the rest of the cumin seeds in the pan, and add the chopped onion, with a little oil, fry for 5 mins
  5. Add the vegetable stock
    onion and stock for spinach soup
  6. Add the coconut milk, and bring to the boil
    Coconut milk for spinach soup
  7. Turn heat down and add all the spinach – you need a big pan just to accommodate the spinach at this point!
    vegetarian spinach soup recipe
  8. Cover pan until the spinach has wilted. I find it helps to stir the spinach once or twice
    Creamy spinach soup before blending
  9. Blend the soup with a stick blender until smooth
  10. Add the lime juice
  11. Tip the rice in, and stir
    stir rice into spinach soup
  12. Now serve with cumin seeds sprinkled on top.


The default quantities should give you around 7 portions of 250ml each

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Soup