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Table Set with Two Bowls of Vegan Chicken & Rice Soup, Tea Towel and Spoons
Vegan "Chicken" & Rice Soup

This simple vegan "chicken" and rice soup is super easy to make and oh-so-comforting. Perfect for lunch or dinner with a crusty piece of bread!

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: seitan recipe, vegan soup recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 215 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 2 medium celery stalks, diced
  • 1 (8 ounce or 226 gram) package seitan, finely diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 cups vegetable broth (plus up to 2 additional cups, as needed)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup dried long grain brown rice
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Coat the bottom of a large pot with the oil and place it over medium heat.

  2. When the oil is hot, add the onion, carrots and celery. Cook the veggies for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until they begin to soften.

  3. Add the seitan to the pot and cook it with the veggies for about 5 minutes, until it begins to brown.

  4. Add the garlic to the pot and cook everything for about a minute, until the garlic becomes very fragrant.

  5. Stir in 6 cups of broth, thyme, sage, bay leaf and rice. Raise the heat and bring the broth to a boil.

  6. Lower the heat and allow the soup to simmer until the rice is tender, about 50 minutes, stirring frequently. Add up to 2 cups of additional broth if it reduces too much during cooking.

  7. Remove the pot from heat and stir in the vinegar. Remove the bay leaf. Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste.

  8. Ladle into bowls and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan "Chicken" & Rice Soup
Amount Per Serving (1.5 cups)
Calories 215 Calories from Fat 33
% Daily Value*
Fat 3.7g6%
Saturated Fat 0.5g3%
Sodium 742mg31%
Potassium 220mg6%
Carbohydrates 32.3g11%
Fiber 2.8g11%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 12.8g26%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.