Creamy Broccoli & Brown Rice Soup

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This soup is an excellent source of folic acid, something that we should all be getting plenty of. It’s easy to make with all fresh, organic ingredients.

It’s also packed with other energy boosting vitamins and minerals, making it a great pick-me-up lunch in the middle of the day, and it’s filling enough for the dinner table.

If they like soup, it’s a great way to introduce broccoli into your child’s diet. It even makes a great first baby food.

If you want, you can melt in a little cheddar cheese to give it that broccoli cheddar taste.

Creamy Broccoli & Brown Rice Soup

Creamy Broccoli & Brown Rice Soup


1 cup chopped onion

½ cup chopped celery

2 tbsp butter

1 cup water

1/3 cup brown rice

1/8 – ¼ tsp. red pepper

½ tsp. salt

6 cups broccoli flowerets (about 2 heads)

3 cups milk


    In a large pot, saute onion and celery in butter until tender. Add the water, rice, pepper and salt. Cover and simmer for about 11 minutes. Meanwhile, steam broccoli until just tender. Add broccoli to soup and continue to cook for 10 minutes more until rice is cooked and broccoli is soft. Put ingredients in blender. Add milk and blend until smooth. Reheat slowly if needed.

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Vanessa Pruitt
Vanessa's goal is to help people take steps toward a happier, healthier life. She is the founder of Natural Family Today and Nerdy Millennial, where she also blogs about relationships, career, blogging, college, and issues facing fellow millennials.

2 thoughts on “Creamy Broccoli & Brown Rice Soup

  1. Glad to find a recipe that does not call for cream of (fill in the blank) soup!! I try hard to avoid that overly salty, msg loaded stuff. I made 1/2 recipe since I was using leftovers (broccoli and rice) and substituted whey for the water and milk which gave it extra protein and a tangy cheesey kick and added a little half and half. Yum!

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