This Pressure Cooker Vegetable Beef and Rice Soup is a delicious, hearty meal that comes together quickly and is on the table in a flash.
Marci, a Pressure Cooking Today reader, asked me to help her convert a stove top Vegetable Beef and Rice Soup to a pressure cooker recipe. The recipe looked like one my family would like too, so I went to the store and bought the ingredients I needed the next day.
In addition to changing it into a pressure cooker recipe, I also made a couple of other changes. I added garlic, chopped onion, and used Spicy Hot V8 juice to spice the soup up just a little bit.
When I’m adding frozen vegetables to a recipe, I like to thaw them first. To quickly thaw frozen vegetables, all you have to do is put them in a colander, run cold water over them and let them sit until it’s time to use them in your recipe.
I didn’t remember until we were eating the soup that I forgot to add the peas. It was great without them, but the green would have added a little more color and nutrition, so you should definitely add them when you make it.
- 1lb. lean ground beef
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 large onion, diced
- 1 rib celery, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped or pressed
- 2 14-ounce cans beef broth
- 1 14-ounce can crushed tomatoes
- 1 12-ounce bottle Original or Spicy Hot V8 juice
- 1/2 cup long grain white rice
- 1 15-ounce can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 large potato, peeled and diced into 1-inch pieces
- 2 carrots, peeled then sliced into thin coins
- 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
- salt and pepper
- Preheat the pressure cooking pot using the browning or sauté setting. Add ground beef to the pressure cooking pot and cook until browned. Remove to a plate lined with paper towels.
- Add oil to the pressure cooking pot. Add onion and celery and cook, stirring occasionally until the onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute more.
- Add beef broth, tomatoes, V8 juice, rice, garbanzo beans, potatoes, carrots, and browned ground beef to the pot and stir to combine. Lock lid in place, select High Pressure and 4 minutes cook time. When timer beeps, turn off pressure cooker and do a quick pressure release.
- Stir in peas and season with salt and pepper to taste.