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A hearty winter meal - sweet potato and brown rice soup topped with crunchy toasted pecans.

Sweet Potato Brown Rice Soup with Thyme.

Cozy sweet potato brown rice soup is the perfect way to warm up on a snowy day!

Course Soup
Cuisine American, Dairy Free, gluten free, vegan.
Keyword vegan comfort food
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 270 kcal


For the soup:

  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 2 large sweet potatoes peeled and diced
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 32 ounces vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¾ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 ½ cups cooked brown rice

For the toasted pecans:

  • 1 cup pecan pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon buttery spread
  • ¾ teaspoon sugar
  • teaspoon salt


Make the toasted pecans:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place the pecans on a cookie sheet and roast until fragrant, about ten minutes.

  2. Put the buttery spread in a glass bowl and microwave for 20 seconds to melt. Add the pecans and stir. Add the sugar and salt and stir again.
  3. Place the pecans on a single layer on the cookie sheet to dry.

Make the soup:

  1. Cook the garlic and onion with the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat, until softened, about five minutes.
  2. Add the sweet potatoes and broth, raise heat to high, and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until sweet potatoes are soft, about 30 minutes.
  4. Mash the sweet potatoes slightly with a fork or potato masher. They should still be kind of chunky.
  5. Add the spices and the cooked brown rice, stir.
  6. Serve topped with the seasoned pecans.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition facts are for one bowl of soup topped with pecans.

Store leftover soup in the refrigerator. It should stay fresh for 3-4 days.

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Brown Rice Soup with Thyme.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 270 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 1081mg47%
Potassium 285mg8%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 6650IU133%
Vitamin C 2.9mg4%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.