Shorwa Birinj (Rice Soup)

rice shorwa
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 50m
  • Ready In : 55m

Below you will find the recipe for Afghan rice soup. This soup is full of vegetables, meat, and rice. If you are feeling under the weather or know someone who is, make this soup. It will help soothe the soul.


  • ½ cup short-grain rice
  • 2 - 4 oz lamb or chicken
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 medium potato
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1 medium fresh onion
  • salt and pepper


Step 1

Peel and cut potatoes into 1 inch cubes. Scrape and cut carrot into 1 inch cubes, Peel, halve and finely chop the onion. Finely chop the dill and tomato. Cut the meat into small pieces,

Step 2

Heat the oil in a soup pot over medium-high heat, add the onions and meat along with a pinch of salt and a few grinds of pepper, saute until soft and golden.

Step 3

Wash the rice and put in the pot and cover with about 4 cups water.

Step 4

Add the dill adn vegetables.

Step 5

Bring to a boil, cover with a lid, leaving it slightly ajar, then turn down the heat and simmer until the rice is soft and the meat and vegetables cooked, stirring from time to time, for about 40 minutes.

Step 6

Taste the soup and season with salt and pepper.

Step 7

Serve with fresh naan.

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Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Emma on March 7, 2014

    Amazing I have never heard such type of soup thanks a lot…


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