Hummus soup that has rice in it and served with some bread to mop up the leftover soup, what a sumptuous dinner! And, if that dinner can be put on the table in a matter of 20 minutes? Yes, please!

Hummus soup with rice

Life is full of surprises. I came to US for the very first time in April (not April of this year! Duh! Another year, another April from the past). That particular year I came in, there was no extended winter or extremely wet springs. An era before all the effects of global warming (ok, ok, I tend to exaggerate. Not an era exactly, less than 5 years ago!), where all seasons took their turns to arrive, did not just intrude in on each other and lasted the appropriate amount of time, I walked into this country. Pleasant weather? Check. Good roads? Check. Tall buildings? Check. So far, it had met all my expectations of “foreign” that was hammered into my brain as a child. Thaaat’s right! I believed that foreign was some exotic country in itself. Err… may be another day for this story?

Well, so things were going pretty well with the pleasant weather, my exotic foreign land and then, boom! No, I was not hit by a bus! (this is not a thriller movie, you guys!). 😀 Boom! Summer arrived. I thought to myself  “hmmm. It’s quite unnaturally warm. May be this is peak summer” And then, it got hotter. And hotter. And hotter! My brain screamed…. Whaaaaatttt??? Is it not supposed to be all pleasant and snow-y in foreign? Nobody is supposed to sweat here! And then, I learnt 😛

Hummus soup with wild rice

I suddenly feel stupid sharing this story for life-surprises! Guys, come on… Don’t judge me. I happened to (I still do) live in a world of my own. The movies and media always showed white Christmases, glow-y skin actresses and nobody ever complained about heat whereas, everyone complained about the heat in India. So, is it not fair for a kid to assume that her fairytale foreign land is not hot and sultry?

chickpea soup

Loooong story short, I have come a long way with this hummus soup. From being surprised at finding channa / chickpea paste (that’s what hummus basically is, right?) on the menu of a fancy restaurant to actually developing a fondness for it and then making a soup out of it and sharing a “hummus soup” recipe with the world. Again, life is full of surprises, isn’t it? 🙂

Hummus soup with peppers

The hummus soup recipe is a quickie! I know, I say this about a lot of recipes of mine but they really are, aren’t they?! Adding rice into it just completes the meal in terms of nutrition profile and makes it filling enough to call it dinner. Here is the recipe for:

Hummus Soup with Rice


Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 2



  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • A sprig of rosemary (optional)
  • 3/4 cup garlic hummus
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1/4 cup sliced bell peppers
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • 2 -3 tsp Olive oil
  • Sour cream & Cilantro for garnish (optional)


  1. Take a tsp of oil in a pan, add the diced tomatoes and rosemary roast on high heat for just a minute or two to lend a smoky roasted flavor to them.
  2. Transfer the tomatoes along with the hummus into a blender and make a smooth puree.
  3. Add another tsp of oil into the pan and add the sliced bell peppers into the hot oil. Saute for a minute.
  4. Add in the cooked rice, mix well and set aside.
  5. Transfer the hummus-tomato puree into the pan. Add vegetable stock to adjust the consistency.
  6. Add the paprika, sugar, salt and pepper and mix well.
  7. Allow it to simmer. Turn off the heat and serve with a topping of the bell pepper and rice.
  8. Garnish with cilantro and sour cream (optional).

My Take:

If you do not have garlic hummus, just add a tsp of minced garlic into the blender.

If you like some extra spice, add a few peppers into the blender too.

Yummily Yours'


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  1. This soup bowl looks delicious and comforting! 🙂

  2. YUM’d! This looks delicious. A definite must try! Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We’d love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN. 🙂

    Life With Lorelai

  3. haha I agree..when I went to NY for the first time in summers..I was like..wait what, how come it’s this hot! Isn’t it supposed to always cold in USA! lol..the coup looks so comforting! love it 🙂

  4. Very Innovative recipe.Loved it. Its delicious.

  5. Thank god we never have this hot in the UK..summers area actually nice here. And yes christams arent snowy 🙁
    Soup is all time and anytime favorite dish of mine. Lovely pics 🙂

  6. This is so creative! I love chickpeas in any and every form, so I think I would fall in love with this soup! I’ll be sure to try this when soup season comes back around!
    I recently made a cooking and baking blog, too.
    I would greatly appreciate it if you would check it out!
    Thanks so much!

    • Thank you Cole! Would love to hear from you when you try it. Welcome to the blogosphere! You are off to a great start! Good luck with taking your blog ahead 🙂

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  9. Sweetheart, you’re not as bad as some, but skip the story (we don’t care) and just give us the recipe. That’s what we’re here for.

    • Honey, you are not the most arrogant prick on the internet leaving the rudest comments on others’ hard work but skip, hop and jump away to to recipe directly or any where else on the internet to get what you want. This is what I offer, take it or leave it.

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