Easy Turmeric Broth Soup with Wild Rice and Vegetables
4.86 from 7 votes

Easy Turmeric Broth Soup with Wild Rice and Vegetables

Delicious and healthy, this mix of vegetables, spices, and lentils in this Easy Turmeric Broth Soup with Wild Rice and Vegetables is an easy vegetarian dinner perfect for chilly winter nights.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American, Indian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 300kcal
Author: Jessica Randhawa


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger grated
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 12-14 cups vegetable broth or water
  • 1 (15 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 10 ounces cherry tomatoes OR 1 more can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup dry lentils rinsed
  • 1/2 cup wild rice rinsed
  • 1 small cauliflower chopped into small florets
  • 2 medium zucchini chopped
  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans drained
  • 5 ounces fresh spinach or kale
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro plus more for serving
  • Additional salt and pepper to taste


  • Add olive oil to a large heavy-bottomed soup pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the onion and sauté for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the fresh ginger and garlic to the onion and stir well to combine. Sauté for approximately 1 minute before stirring in the salt, ground turmeric, curry powder, and cumin in the onion. Stir continuously for one minute.
  • Add the vegetable broth (or water), crushed tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, lentils, and wild rice to the pot. Mix well and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for approximately 30 minutes.
  • Add the chopped cauliflower, zucchini, garbanzo beans, kale, and cilantro to the pot. Return to a boil and cover. Simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until vegetables and lentils are fully cooked.
  • Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro, Tabasco sauce, or grated cheese, if desired.


Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 2810mg | Potassium: 829mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 3825IU | Vitamin C: 76mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 3.4mg
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