Vegan Tomato Soup Recipe with Rice and Lemongrass

Tomato, lemongrass and rice soup

  • serves 2
  • Easy

Use up tinned chopped tomatoes and infuse with punchy spices to create this nutritious vegan soup


Make this vegan tomato soup, then check out our classic tomato souptomato and red pepper soupcreamy tomato soup and more tomato recipes.



  • vegetable oil 1 tbsp
  • garlic 1 clove, crushed
  • ginger 2cm piece, finely grated
  • red chilli 1, finely chopped
  • lemongrass 2 stalks, woody outer leaves discarded, finely chopped
  • cumin seeds ¼ tsp
  • ground coriander ¼ tsp
  • chopped tomatoes 400g tin
  • tamarind purée 2 tbsp
  • basmati rice 3 tbsp
  • coriander a handful, finely chopped


  • Step 1

    Heat the vegetable oil in a pan and cook the garlic, ginger, chilli and lemongrass for 2 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Add the spices and cook for 1 minute, then tip in the tomatoes, tamarind and 600ml water, and simmer for 5 minutes. Blitz with a stick blender until smooth, then season.

  • Step 3

    Heat the soup again, add the rice and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until the rice is cooked. Stir through the coriander and serve.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 187
  • Fat 6g
  • Saturates 0.4g
  • Carbs 27.2g
  • Sugars 7.5g
  • Fibre 2.1g
  • Protein 5.1g