Basil, Brown Rice and Tomato Soup

This 4-ingredient Basil, Brown Rice and Tomato Soup combines whole grain brown rice, pasta sauce, cream and sweet basil in a delicious, easy recipe.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Servings SERVES 2-4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 5 mins


  • 2 cups Minute® Ready to Serve Brown Rice
  • 1 jar (24 oz) pasta sauce
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves


  • With just 4 ingredients and 5 minutes, prepare this savory, microwavable Basil, Brown Rice and Tomato Soup. Top it with shredded Parmesan cheese and serve with crispy bread and olive tapenade for a complete meal.

    Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Combine pasta sauce, cream and basil in a large, microwave-safe bowl.

    Step 3

  • Cover loosely and microwave on HIGH for 5 minutes, or until heated through. Stir in rice.

    Recipe Tips
    If a thinner soup is desired, add 1 cup heated chicken broth.

    Serve this hearty rice soup with a cheese crostini for a modern spin on tomato soup with grilled cheese.


Craving a bit of Nostalgia

When cold weather comes on strong, the craving kicks in for a warm and comforting bowl of tomato soup with a crispy grilled cheese sandwich. But, when you just don’t have time to make soup from scratch, that’s when Minute® Ready to Serve Rice cups come in handy. All you need is a microwave and, in just 1 minute, the precooked rice is ready for your delicious bowl of soup.

It’s not just convenient, Minute® Ready to Serve Brown Rice is also made with 100% whole grain brown rice. With Minute® Rice you can enjoy the benefits of having more whole grains in your meals, in no time.

Jot down the short list of ingredients you need for this recipe and you’ll be ready for your next grocery order. Pick up a few extra Minute® Ready to Serve Rice cups and you’ll be ready to make this Easy Rice Pudding whenever the mood strikes. It’s an easy, warm, microwavable dessert and perfect paired with this comforting soup. Plus, when you cook with Minute® Ready to Serve Rice cups, clean up is a breeze!