Chicken Soup


Minestra di Pollo is a delicious Italian soup made with rice, chicken meat, carrots, turnip, leeks, celery, tomatoes, and seasoned with chopped parsley, salt, and pepper. The rice is cooked in salted water for 18 minutes, while the meat and vegetables are softened in boiling water for 6 minutes. Then, the meat is mixed with the vegetables and the cooking broth is diluted with hot water. The soup is left to cook for 15 minutes and then served in a soup tureen, with rice as the base, followed by crushed tomatoes, chopped parsley, and the soup poured on top.

Chicken Soup

Total Time 45 minutes



  • Cook the rice for 18 minutes with 3 cups of salted water.
  • In the meantime, chop the meat, peel and dice all the vegetables except the tomatoes, softening them in boiling water for 6 minutes.
  • Then mix the meat with the vegetables and extend the cooking broth with hot water and let it cook for 15 minutes.
  • Peel the tomatoes and crush them.
  • Serve by putting the rice in a soup bowl, then the crushed tomatoes, the chopped parsley and pour the soup on top.


Add some chili for an extra spicy kick.
Author: Tips4Food
Calories: 250kcal
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