This isn’t a split pea soup recipe, it’s a simple and easy Pea Soup recipe that uses a big old bag of frozen peas. My kids have loved this easy recipe since they were babies and, after they requested it this weekend, I was reminded of it’s simplicity. It’s a sweet soup and I think that’s why my kids adore it.
Sometimes the small pea is overlooked and this recipe really highlights it’s harmonious and delicious side. Peas are a part of the legume family, high in fiber and protein while low in calories and cholesterol. Because they are higher in protein then many other vegetables, they should be a staple in every vegetarian diet.
Without further ado, here’s one of the most kid-friendly, easy to make soup recipes out there!
Stay warm and enjoy my friends!
Super Simple Pea Soup
- 1 tbs. of olive oil
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 1 bag of frozen peas
- 1/4 brown rice
- 2 cups of vegetable or chicken broth, plus more if needed
- Sea salt and pepper, to taste
- Parsley leaves, for garnish
Optional Toppings: sour cream or fresh plain yogurt
Optional Non-vegetarian toppings: bacon crumbles or crispy pork belly pieces
- In a large pot, heat oil over medium-high heat add onions and cook until tender, about 7-10 minutes.
- Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
- Add rice, peas and vegetable or chicken broth, and cook until broth just begins to simmer and rice is a little tender.
- Working in batches, carefully transfer the soup to a blender, cover, and blend until pureed. Add a little more broth to the blender if needed. OR use an immersion blender and blend soup right in the pot. I left my soup a little chunks instead of completely smooth. Texture is personal taste.
- Return the pureed soup into pot.
- Heat pureed soup over medium heat until it bubbles and is heated throughout, stirring frequently. Thin out with more broth if needed. Season with salt and pepper.
- Divide between bowls and garnish with parsley and any other toppings of choice listed above.