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Stracciatella with Brown Rice


Refrigerate brown rice in an airtight container for up to five days. If you freeze it in an inch-thick layer in a large resealable plastic bag, you can easily break off individual portions as needed. Whether frozen or refrigerated, reheat rice in microwave, covered, until steaming, one to three minutes.

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  • Servings: 4
  • Yield: Makes 5 cups

Source: Martha Stewart Living, September 2012


  • 5 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/4 cups cooked long-grain brown rice (from about 2/3 cup uncooked)
  • 4 cups spinach (about 1/2 pound), trimmed and washed
  • 1 1/2 ounces Pecorino-Romano cheese, finely grated (1 1/2 cups), divided
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 3 large eggs, beaten well


  1. Bring broth and rice to a boil in a large pot over high heat. Stir in spinach, half the cheese, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and return to a boil.

  2. Reduce heat to a gentle simmer. Using a circular motion, pour eggs into soup in a steady stream, trying to evenly distribute them on surface. Return soup to a simmer, and cook until eggs are set, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Divide among 4 soup bowls. Top with remaining cheese, and season with pepper.

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  • anatweigmailc
    5 FEB, 2016
    Should I use cooked rice and then recook with the broth? Not clear about this. Thank you
  • KMC83
    10 JUN, 2014
    Stracciatella soup is an easily overlooked dish--seemingly simple but I wouldn't relegate this soup toonly the fall and winter--it's a perfect complement to a chilly spring or summer evening. It's light yet filling and the layering of flavors is satisfyingly divine. I will definitely be making this again--this time with a side of toasted and buttered sour dough bread!
  • WiseSE
    28 OCT, 2013
    I tried this recipe with fresh home grown chard instead of spinach. Yummy!
  • MS10728610
    3 SEP, 2013
    Very quick, very tasty. I love soups in the fall and winter. This is perfect for that chilly time of year in the Midwest.
  • Nicoley-Italia
    10 JUL, 2013
    Yum! Stracciatella is my go to "sick" soup. Growing up in an Italian household I used to have this made for me by my Grammy. The only thing I do different is I cook 1/3 of a box of pasting in water until it's all absorbed and add that to the broth. I also add more Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup. We served it with Parmesan and cracked black pepper and a crusty bread.