Spinach and Sorrel soup

The taste of sorrel - it adds slight sour-flavor that is surprisingly refreshing and delicious.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Bulgaria
Keyword: rice, sorrel, spinach


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 carrots, sliced
  • 2 bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 lb fresh baby spinach, washed
  • 1 lb sorrel
  • 1 cup rice
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • red pepper
  • cumin
  • savory
  • cayene pepper


  • In a large pot, saute the onions and garlic with some olive oil over medium heat.
  • Then add the carrots, celery, bell peppers and all the seasonings / spices and continue cooking until all the vegetables are soft (5 min).
  • Then add the washed spinach and sorrel and cook for additional 5 minutes or until all the leaves have released water.
  • Add water (~ 1.5 - 2 Liters) and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and add the rice and simmer for 20 min.

Photo credit and inspiration: bgcooks.com