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Oil Free Italian White Bean Rice Soup in a bowl

Oil Free Italian White Bean Rice Soup

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  • Author: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 Minutes
  • Total Time: 45 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian Inspired
  • Diet: Vegan


Creamy, wholesome, and satisfying, this Oil Free Italian White Bean Rice Soup is simple, low-fat, and full of delicious flavors.



Base Ingredients:

  • 1 medium yellow onion, fine dice
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 ½ cups low-sodium vegetable broth *
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 – [ 14.4 oz. can ] petite diced tomatoes
  • 3 Tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 – [ 15 oz. cans ] Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed (divided) * 

Spice/Herb Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 Tablespoon dried minced onions
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried oregano *
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried basil *
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasonings *
  • ½ to 1 ¼ teaspoons sea salt (+/-) * 

Other Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
  • ½ cup cooked rice (of choice) * 

Optional Toppings:

  • Freshly chopped parsley
  • Vegan Parmesan Cheese


  1. Place the Spice/Herb Ingredients in a small bowl, mix well, set aside.
  2. In a large ceramic/enamel-lined pot or similar stock soup pot, add the diced onions, sauté over medium-high heat until they begin to soften, approximately 7 to 9 minutes, stirring periodically to prevent burning. Add a tablespoon or so of water if they start to stick and/or to prevent burning.
  3. Add the minced garlic, sauté for 30 seconds, then add all the remaining Base Ingredients (only add 1 of the 2 cans of Great Northern Beans) and Spice/Herb Mix, stir well to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil, then lower to a low-boiling simmer. Simmer for 10 minutes.  Stirring occasionally.
  4. After 10 minutes, take a potato masher (or fork) and mash all the Great North beans right in the pot, simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Next, add the remaining can of Great Northern beans, distilled white vinegar, and ½ cup of cooked rice, stir well. Allow to simmer on low for a few minutes, evaluate if you wish to add more cooked rice.  Add more, if needed. Serve and enjoy!


*Please reference the blog post for Tips for Success, Pantry Items Used, Storage and Freezing, and Kitchen Products Used. 

*Sea Salt:  Please adjust the sea salt based upon your family’s sea salt preferences and/or based upon dietary needs.   

*Servings:  4