Veggie Orzo Soup
By :I Love My Instant Pot Gluten Free Diet by Michelle Fagone
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Although garnishing this dish with your basic Parmesan cheese will do the trick, try buying a brick of Parmesan or Parmigiano-Reggiano in the fancy section of your supermarket. Use a thicker grate (instead of the fine side) to top this soup. The cheese will hold up longer as you dive into this beautiful dish. And don’t forget to buy the gluten-free orzo!
Votes: 12
Rating: 4.42
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Course Soup
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Soups, Stews & Broths
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
4 servings
Ingredients
  • 5 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 1 small carrot peeled and diced
  • 1 small yellow onion peeled and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and minced
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free orzo
  • 15 ounces diced tomatoes 1 canincluding juice
  • 1 medium potato peeled and small-diced
  • 1 medium zucchini diced
  • 2 tsp dried thyme leaves
  • 2 tsp dried oregano leaves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 4 tbsp grated parmesan cheese (optional)
Course Soup
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Soups, Stews & Broths
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
4 servings
Ingredients
  • 5 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 1 small carrot peeled and diced
  • 1 small yellow onion peeled and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and minced
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free orzo
  • 15 ounces diced tomatoes 1 canincluding juice
  • 1 medium potato peeled and small-diced
  • 1 medium zucchini diced
  • 2 tsp dried thyme leaves
  • 2 tsp dried oregano leaves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 4 tbsp grated parmesan cheese (optional)
Votes: 12
Rating: 4.42
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Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients except spinach and Parmesan cheese to the Instant Pot®. Lock lid.
  2. Press the Manual or Pressure Cook button and adjust cook time to 10 minutes. When timer beeps, quick-release pressure until float valve drops and then unlock lid. Add spinach and stir gently until wilted.
  3. Ladle soup into four bowls, garnish with Parmesan cheese, and serve warm.
Recipe Notes

WHAT IF ORZO IS UNAVAILABLE?
Orzo, also known as risoni, is simply a rice-shaped pasta. If you can’t find orzo in the store or online, simply replace it with a short-grain white rice.

20 replies
  1. Redrocksd
    Redrocksd says:

    It was easy and healthy! I added some sliced mushrooms as i had some that needed using up. My spinach was a kale, spinach combo.
    Very good overall.

  2. Instant Pot
    Instant Pot says:

    The recipe is vegetarian but if cheese is omitted, as it is a garnish, it would be vegan. Since this app caters to a variety of diets, we have alteration suggestions to make it fit your diet.

  3. Jerdicon
    Jerdicon says:

    A quick release makes a big mess. It was spraying, soup. Even after 10 minutes, the release sprayed. After finally getting it depressurized, inner lid was coated with soup. Might try again with a 10 minute release

  4. Domitille
    Domitille says:

    I loved this soup and so did my three year old. Will use half the salt next time as my store bought broth was already salty.

  5. Natbear
    Natbear says:

    Would love to make this again but this time without the mess. Any tips on what to do so it doesn’t spray everywhere ?

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