Spiced Zucchini & Rice Soup

Spiced Zucchini & Rice Soup

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Feel free to spice it up more with some cayenne, hot sauce or chipotle in adobo.


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20 Min
25 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 4
    garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp
    mild red chili powder, or to taste
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 6 1/2 c
    vegetable stock
  • 2
    zucchini, cut into bite-sized chunks
  • 1/4 c
    long-grain rice
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • ·
    fresh oregano sprigs to garnish
  • ·
    lime wedges to serve

How to Make Spiced Zucchini & Rice Soup


  1. Heat oil in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes, or until softened. Add the chili powder and cumin and cook over medium-low heat for 1 minute.
  2. Stir in the stock, zucchini and rice, then cook over medium-high heat for 10 minutes or until the zucchini is just tender and the rice is cooked through (add enough additional time to ensure that the rice is tender). Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Ladle into warm bowls garnish with oregano sprigs and serve immediately with lime wedges.

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About Spiced Zucchini & Rice Soup

Course/Dish: Vegetable Soup
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American

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