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Glorious Grains Soup

Glorious Grains Soup

This is a hearty, warming recipe full of veggie goodness and the fibre of the glorious grains, perfect for a cold winters day

By @The_Bare_Scientist

This recipe is:

  • Low fat
  • Low saturated fat
  • Low salt
  • Source of vitamin A
  • Serves 4

  • 40 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

Glorious Grains with Red Rice & Quinoa


  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 large red onion
  • 3 large garlic cloves
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 large carrot
  • ½ red pepper
  • 1 x 250g Pouch of Merchant Gourmet Simply Cooked Glorious Grains
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tbsp dried mixed herbs
  • 1 tsp ground white pepper
  • 1 litre stock (stock cube in 1 litre water)
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • ½ tbsp ground chilli
  • 2 cups cavolo nero
  • Fresh parsley or coriander and half stalk spring onion to garnish


  1. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil to a large enough pot over a medium to high heat
  2. Add in finely diced onion and leave to release flavours for two minutes stirring often
  3. Add in minced garlic, followed by finely chopped celery, carrot and red pepper and reduce the heat to medium and leave the veg to sauté for 5 minutes
  4. Add in the Merchant Gourmet Glorious Grains and continue to occasionally stir over a medium heat, also adding in salt, pepper and mixed herbs
  5. Add 1 litre of boiling water to the pot and a stock cube and bring the pot to a rolling boil
  6. After 2-4 minutes, reduce the heat to medium-low, adding in the tomato puree and ground chilli
  7. Reduce the heat to low and leave to simmer, adding in the cavolo nero 3-5 minutes before turning off
  8. Upon serving, garnish with fresh parsley or coriander (or both) and some thinly sliced spring onions

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