Pinto Bean and Rice Soup with Vegan Sausage Recipe

Pinto Bean and Rice Soup with Vegan Sausage Recipe

This pinto bean and rice soup is simple, easy, and loaded with flavor and nutrients! Currently, its still pretty cold outside, although spring is right around the corner! The birds are singing and the wildlife is coming out from hibernation. At this time of year, it only seemed fitting to get cozy with a hearty soup. This Pinto Bean and Rice Soup with Vegan Sausage is hearty, delicious and all the cozy feels.

pinto bean and rice soup

How to cook Pinto Bean and Rice Soup With Vegan Sausage

First, take a large pot and preheat to medium-high heat. Next, take the chopped vegan sausage and sear in a bit of oil. Once the vegan sausage is nicely seared, reduce the pot to low heat, and add the onions and garlic. Continue to cook the onions and garlic for a couple minutes until soft.

After the onions and garlic are soft, add all the remaining ingredients besides the rice. Mix the ingredients with a spoon. Slowly bring the pot to a boil and reduce heat to allow the soup to simmer.

vegetables and vegan sausage

Once the soup has been simmering for 15 minutes, add the rice to the pot. Stir in the rice and mix with all of the veggies. At this point, all you have to do is wait for the rice to cook! The rice should take about 20 minutes if using jasmine rice. If you are using brown rice for the soup, you will need to adjust the cooking time to allow the rice to cook longer.

As soon as the rice is cooked your pinto bean and rice soup is ready to eat!

How to Store Homemade Soup

While we ate this soup over the past 3 days, it is best to enjoy fresh. When storing the soup, it is important not to let this soup sit for too long, as the rice will begin to absorb more and more of the liquid and become mushy.

We do not recommend freezing this soup, as the rice will become over cooked after thawing and reheating.

If you are feeling creative, add some of your own veggies in the mix! Let us know any variations you made in the comments below.

pinto rice and sausage soup

Pinto Bean and Rice Soup with Vegan Sausage Recipe

Hearty rich vegetable broth with vegan sausage and chunky vegetables
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course, Soup
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Each White onion, large dice
  • 6 Cloves Garlic, medium dice
  • 2 Cans Pinto Beans, rinsed
  • 10 Oz bag Carrots, shredded
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1/2 Ib Celery
  • tt Himalayan salt
  • 20 Each Cherry Tomatoes, in halfs (Sub 2 regular tomatoes)
  • 8 Cups Water
  • 2 Cubes Vegetable bouillon
  • 2 Each Plant based Sausages, cut on a bias (We used field roast)
  • 2 Tbsp Vegan Worcestershire Sauce (We used Annies)
  • 1 Tbsp Liquid smoke
  • 1/2 Cup Rice

Instructions
 

  • Place a large pot on medium heat. Once heated add in olive oil.
  • Then add the onion and garlic and saute still onions are semi translucent.
  • Next, add the pinto beans, shredded carrots, sliced tomatoes, sausage, worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke and bouillon cubes along with the water.
  • Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer.
  • Finally, add in the rice.
  • Continue to cook to cook at a low simmer for 30 minutes or until rice has fully cooked.
  • Enjoy!


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