Hearty Rice Minestrone Soup

This Hearty Rice Minestrone Soup is pure comfort and warmth in a bowl with beans, tomatoes and spices. And it comes together in just 35 minutes in your Instant Pot!

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Hearty Rice Minestrone Soup

Cooking time PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 20 mins
Servings SERVES 8
Ready in TOTAL TIME 35 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 20 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 35 mins


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (19 oz) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 cups chopped kale
  • 1 cup Minute® Jasmine Rice
  • 1/3 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced basil
  • 1/4 tsp red chili flakes


  • Prepared in an Instant Pot multicooker, this rustic Italian soup makes a deliciously satisfying meal for the whole family.

    Step 1

  • Set Instant Pot to Sauté setting over High heat. Heat oil; cook carrot, celery, onion, garlic, thyme, oregano, salt and pepper for 3 to 5 minutes, or until starting to soften. Stir in broth and tomatoes.

    Step 2

  • Lock the lid in place and move the pressure valve to Sealing. Select Pressure Cook on High for 10 minutes. Once cooking is complete, manually release pressure according to manufacturer’s instructions. Carefully remove lid.

    Step 3

  • Set Instant Pot to Sauté setting over High heat; bring to a boil. Stir in beans and kale; cook for about 2 minutes, or until softened.

    Step 4

  • Stir in rice. Set Instant Pot to Warm setting. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes.

    Step 5

  • Stir in Parmesan, basil and red chili flakes.

    Recipe Tips

    Substitute Romano beans for cannellini beans, if desired.

    Make this recipe completely vegetarian by substituting vegetable broth for the chicken broth.

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A hearty and comforting soup loaded with veggies, beans and rice is just what the doctor ordered when fall arrives or you’re just in the mood for a warm bowl of goodness.

With the help of your Instant Pot multicooker, you can have this recipe ready to eat and in your bowl in just 35 minutes! No need to spend hours in the kitchen waiting for the veggies to soften up.

Pressure Cooker Magic

Start your dish off by sautéing the onion, carrot, celery, thyme, oregano, salt and pepper until the vegetables start to soften and then add in your broth and tomatoes to help create a flavor fusion. This is the time to let your Instant Pot work its magic for the next 10 minutes.

After the 10 minutes are up, add your beans and kale to the boiling mixture. Afterward, add in your uncooked rice, since Minute® Instant Jasmine Rice cooks up in just 5 minutes! Let your rice absorb all of that delicious flavor, then serve topped with Parmesan cheese, basil and red chili flakes, if desired. Enjoy!

If you love the ease of these recipes, but don’t have an Instant Pot, start with your microwave! Try a simple Fried Rice with Egg and finish a tasty Rice Pudding recipe. Find more microwave recipes.

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