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Spicy Parsnip and Rice Soup


In winter I love to make lots of soups. They are warming comfort food. To make a filling soup, I usually include something like rice, pasta, barley, lentils or noodles. This recipe includes Taos Lightning to give it that special zing.

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  • 400g parsnips
  • 100g long grain rice
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 1/2 a teaspoon of Taos Lightning Chilli Powder blend (or similar)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 500 ml milk


servings 4
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 20mins
Cost Budget Friendly


Step 1

Spicy Parsnip and Rice Soup - Step 1

Bring a small amount of water to the boil in a large saucepan and add the rice.

Step 2

Spicy Parsnip and Rice Soup - Step 2

Peel and chop the parsnips into small pieces.

Step 3

Crumble the stock cube into a jug. Boil kettle and pour 500 ml boiling water into the jug. Stir to dissolve stock cube.

Step 4

Add parsnips to the saucepan. Add sufficient stock to the saucepan to cover the parsnips.

Step 5

Add Taos Lightning chilli powder blend (or similar). Season with salt and pepper.

Step 6

Spicy Parsnip and Rice Soup - Step 6

Simmer for about 15 – 20 minutes until rice and parsnips are soft.

Step 7

Put half in a blender and blend till smooth.

Step 8

Spicy Parsnip and Rice Soup - Step 8

Meanwhile roughly mash remainder with a potato masher, so some remains chunky.

Step 9

Spicy Parsnip and Rice Soup - Step 9

Add blended portion and milk and heat through.

Step 10

Serve with crusty bread and enjoy.


Homemade rosemary croutons are nice with this.

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