Today's recipe involves 3 of my favorite things. Creamy food, curry and 1 pot meals. This is no surprise to you how much I love curry. This recipe I literally threw together when I was craving curry. But I wanted it really simple and not the typical way I make it, but rather in a soup form, while using similar ingredients. Doesn't get more simple than when it's a 1 pot meal. I love meals that you can just throw everything into 1 pot. It's easy cleanup.
Curry is normally served over some rice or grains, but this time I wanted all of that in the comfort of a hearty and super creamy soup.
Ever since I created my own Homemade Curry Spice Blend, I have been using it like a mad woman. It is sooo good and makes dinners a breeze. I am using it again here in today's recipe. If you don't want to make it, then you can always use a yellow curry powder from the store, but just know that most are not as fabulous as my blend, haha.
This soup is the epitome of comfort food. It is SO creamy, thick and hearty. So creamy that it's hard to believe this curry rice soup is both dairy-free and oil-free. Thanks to homemade cashew cream, it is decadent and healthy, at the same time. It has a wonderful depth of flavor, thanks to my curry spice blend and a good kick of spice. The heat is balanced out by the rich cashew cream and fresh lemon juice. Talk about a delicious bowl of comfort!
If you are a curry fanatic like I am, then be sure and try these other curry recipes from the blog.
I really hope you love and devour this Easy 1 Pot Creamy Curry Rice Soup! I will be looking forward to hearing your feedback below! As always, it makes all the time in my kitchen worth it to hear from you, my readers 🙂
Easy 1 Pot Creamy Curry Rice Soup
Yields about 5 cups
This incredible vegan 1 Pot Creamy Curry Rice Soup is so hearty, filling and made with all whole plant-based ingredients. It's not only healthy, it is downright comfort food. So creamy, it's hard to believe it is dairy-free and oil-free! It's even better the next day!
20 minPrep Time
30 minCook Time
50 minTotal Time
1 packed cup (140 g) finely chopped white onion
5 large cloves of garlic, minced (17 g) don't be shy, use the big ones
3 1/2 cups low-sodium veggie broth, added at separate times (you can use water if you want, but broth gives more flavor and you'll need more salt)
3 long carrots, sliced about 1/4 inch thick (176 g)
1 1/2 tablespoons of my homemade yellow curry powder or use a good quality yellow curry powder blend. McCormick is a decent one, but Penzey's "Now" is amazing. Please understand your soup will take on the flavor of the brand you use, so if you are using a bland curry powder, you may need more. (you'll be adding different amounts at separate times as noted below)
optional, but recommended: 1/2 teaspoon garam masala (pinch of cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, cumin, nutmeg)
2 teaspoons fine sea salt, separated
1/2 cup uncooked white jasmine rice
1 cup cashew cream (1/2 cup raw cashews (70 g) + 1 cup water blended-see Note)
2 15 oz cans white beans, drained/rinsed (cannellini or Great Northern beans)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Note: If you are allergic to nuts, you can sub the cashew cream for full-fat coconut milk instead. No light milks here folks! Just shake the can first so you don't get the watery party and know that it will have a slight coconut taste. I love the cashew cream because it really makes this soup silky smooth and rich, thick and has a slight sweetness versus coconut.
If you do not have a high-powered blender like a Vitamix, you will need to soak your cashews overnight. Drain and rinse. Then add to a blender or food processor with the 1 cup water and blend until completely smooth.
Prepare all your veggies (chop them) and have your ingredients all ready before beginning, as the soup steps move rather quickly. Add your onion, garlic and ONLY 1/2 cup broth to a pot over medium heat. Once it begins bubbling, let it cook for 5 minutes until the onion is translucent.
Add the carrots and another 1/2 cup broth, cover with a lid and continue to cook another 5 minutes. Most of the broth should be gone after the 5 minutes.
Add ONLY 1 tablespoon of the curry powder, garam masala, ONLY 1 teaspoon of the salt and stir it around constantly for about a minute to infuse the veggies with the curry spices.
Add the remaining 2 1/2 cups broth and the rice. Bring to a high boil and once boiling cover and cook on low heat for 10-15 minutes just until the rice is tender. Check a couple of times during cooking to stir.
Add the remaining 1/2 tablespoon curry powder, 1 teaspoon salt, cashew cream, beans, lemon juice and black pepper. Cook on low another 5 minutes or so just to heat through. It should be really thick and creamy. Note: Cashew cream does thicken more than coconut. If you want yours thinner, add more broth and add more spices. Taste and add any additional lemon juice,salt or spices. Serve with fresh cilantro, if desired. This soup will thicken a lot over night because of the rice, so I just add extra broth the next day and reheat on the stove on medium-low and adjust salt or spice if needed. The flavors really intensify overnight so mine didn't need any extra spice.
Nutrition per heaping cup: 312.5 calories, 6.5 g fat, 14 g protein, 55.6 g carbs, 11.7 g fiber, 4.3 g sugar, 975.2 mg sodium
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Hi! I'm Brandi, a wife and mom behind this blog who healed her husband's gout and my digestion issues through a plant-based diet. I'm not complicated, I keep things simple. All my recipes are 8 ingredients or less, not including salt, pepper and water. They are allergy-friendly, as they are all vegan, oil-free and nearly all are gluten-free. You'll find lots of baked goods here, as I've been a baker all my life, it's my passion!