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Looking for a new, easy dinner idea? This recipe for chickpea and rice soup is not only super simple, it’s healthy and easily comes together in 30 minutes. The soup is a great dinner idea for a cold winter night or any weekday. Double the recipe if you want leftovers for lunch!

Chickpea and Rice Soup Recipe


  • 5 whole garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 ½ tsp. dried or fresh rosemary
  • 1 cup canned plum tomatoes, cut with their juices
  • 2 cans chickpeas
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup rice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


1. Saute garlic in the 1 tbsp. of olive oil on low heat.


2. Add rosemary and tomatoes. Stir and cook for 5 minutes.


3. Add chickpeas, broth, salt and pepper – stir well.


4. Add rice and let simmer uncovered for 10-12 minutes or until rice is cooked. Add remaining olive oil and serve immediately.

Photo Credit: Kerry Cardoza

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