No Cream Creamy Broccoli Soup

This No Cream Creamy Broccoli Soup has a traditional taste you’ll love, without any added cream. Try it out using our Minute® Instant Premium Rice.

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No Cream Creamy Broccoli Soup

Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 20 mins
Servings SERVES 6-8
Ready in TOTAL TIME 25 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 20 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 25 mins


  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 cup chopped carrot
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cans (14.5 oz each) low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 4 cups broccoli florets (about 2 small bunches)
  • 1/2 cup Minute® Premium Rice
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • This No Cream Creamy Broccoli Soup has the same creamy taste you know and love without any added cream. Don’t believe us? Taste it for yourself today!

    Step 1

  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high. Cook carrots, celery and onions for 5-7 minutes, or until starting to soften.

    Step 2

  • Stir in broth and pepper. Bring to a boil.

    Step 3

  • Add in broccoli and rice. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until vegetables soften, stirring frequently.

    Step 4

  • Add soup, in batches, to a blender or food processor; cover. Blend until puréed.

    Step 5

  • Return soup to saucepan. Add milk and cheese. Cook until heated through, stirring occasionally.

    Recipe Tips

    If you like to serve your soup with a side of bread for dipping, why not liven things up by making garlic bread? Simply spread some garlic butter on each slice of bread and bake at 350°F until golden. The buttery garlic bread tastes amazing with this soup!

    For a thicker soup, add in some potatoes while cooking the vegetables.

    No broccoli on hand? Substitute 4 cups of frozen peas, chopped asparagus or chopped leeks for the broccoli.


Warming Soup

As colder days arrive, you’ll be looking for those long-forgotten, cozy soups you ditched during the sunny days of summer. When you’re back to needing a warm-up, this No Cream Creamy Broccoli Soup is an easy-to-make, satisfying and much-loved favorite.

Although the flavor here is just like in a traditional broccoli soup, there are a few updates to this hassle-free, Minute® Rice version. Usually, broccoli soup calls for heavy cream for a rich texture. Made with milk, our version is lighter but still smooth and creamy thanks to Minute® Instant Premium Rice. The best part? You don’t have to worry about cooking the rice in advance, as it can be simmered in the chicken broth with the other ingredients.

Most traditional recipes also call for Cheddar cheese. This soup uses grated Parmesan cheese for a more sophisticated taste. The melted Parmesan cheese also brings an Italian flair to the soup that your family will love.

If you’ve already read through the cooking instructions, you know that all of the ingredients are blended in a food processor. However, for a bit of added texture, we suggest leaving a few broccoli chunks intact.

For a single-serving option with the same delicious flavor, try our Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Rice, made with Ready to Serve White Rice. After, get creative and try other microwavable options like our Microwave Egg Fried Rice recipe.

If you are looking for a vegetarian dinner option try our Rice-Stuffed Eggplant Parmesan.

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