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Creamy Broccoli Soup – Gluten FREE

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This delicious creamy broccoli soup is really easy to make on the stove top with a brown rice based roux. You will fall in love with this amazing gluten free soup. 

My mom came over this weekend with the idea of making a gluten free creamy broccoli soup that she could eat. I was all for it and done right into the challenge. After all, I adore making warming winter soups like this one. 

She has a ton of allergies and intolerances that make it hard to just follow a recipe. That’s why this recipe really only has 5 ingredients and is gluten free!

This delicious creamy broccoli soup is really easy to make on the stove top with a brown rice based roux. You will fall in love with this amazing gluten free soup. 

We started by looking up Rice Flour. She is allergic to wheat, corn, barley, and basically anything that is in bread.

Normally, she eats rice cakes and breads her chicken with rice bread crumb. This was the first time she used rice flour. 

The rice flour we found only has one ingredient – brown rice! It’s amazing to see that because some brands say rice, but are really a blend of other types of flour. This rice flour worked great in my roux.

Gluten Free Roux

Roux is a mixture of flour and butter to thicken soup and gravy. You can make roux soup and gravy gluten free by choosing a gluten free flour like rice flour. 

Make your own Chicken Stock

Then, we bought a whole organic chicken and boiled it for an hour and a half. This is how my mom makes chicken broth so that it does not have any of the stuff she’s allergic to in it.

Most of the time, the chicken broth sold has celery, carrots and sometimes even MSG (crazy right). When you make your own chicken broth or bone broth, you can control the salt and ingredients. 

I know you will love this easy to make Gluten Free Creamy Broccoli Soup!

Creamy Broccoli Soup

Creamy Broccoli Soup Ingredients 

  • 8 oz Butter
  • 8 oz Brown Rice Flour
  • 1 1/2 Cups 2% Milk
  • 20 Oz Frozen Broccoli Florets
  • 5 Cups Chicken Broth
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

Brown Rice Flour

Brown rice flour is naturally gluten-free because it is made from ground up brown rice.

When choosing your brown rice flour, make sure that it is not processed in a place with wheat.

If you have a gluten allergy, make sure to read the labels to ensure that the brown rice flour has been contaminated by wheat flour.

Fresh or Frozen Broccoli

You can make this recipe with either fresh or frozen broccoli. The day that I made this for the first time, I used frozen broccoli and it tasted great.

Since then, I have made it mostly with fresh broccoli and there isn’t much of a difference. It is up to you if you want to use fresh or frozen. 

How to make creamy broccoli soup?

Start by making the roux with butter and brown rice flour.
In a skillet over low-medium heat, melt butter.

butter for roux
Once butter is melted, whisk in the brown rice flour.

brown rice four
Make sure to keep the mixture moving.
Cook for about 5 minutes whisking constantly.
Next, add in milk slowing and whisking into the mixture. This should take another 5 minutes to combine all of it.
Take the roux off the heat and set aside.

roux for soup
Over high heat, add the frozen or fresh broccoli florets to a large pot.

Broccoli Soup

Add 5 Cups of chicken broth on top of the broccoli.

Adding the chicken broth for Broccoli soup

Let boil and cook for 10 minutes if broccoli is frozen and cooked already and then lower to simmer. 15 minutes if broccoli is fresh.

Then, slowly add in the roux. You want to get the soup to a thickness you are comfortable with. I used all of it and it was extremely thick. It’s your call how thick you want it.

Adding the Roux for Broccoli soup

Roux for Broccoli soup

Dairy Free Soup

If you want to make this recipe dairy free, you can make the roux with ghee or clarified butter instead.

You can also swap out the milk for almond milk rather than using cow milk. 

Gluten Free Creamy Broccoli Soup

Gluten Free Creamy Broccoli Soup Recipe made with brown rice flour and chicken broth for those that have allergies and food sensitivities
5 from 4 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Soups
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Broccoli, Gluten Free
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 719kcal
Author: Aprilgolightly

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Butter
  • 8 oz Brown Rice Flour
  • 1 1/2 Cups 2% Milk
  • 20 Oz Broccoli Frozen
  • 5 Cups Chicken Broth
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Start by making the roux with butter and brown rice flour.
  • In a skillet over low-medium heat, melt butter.
  • Once butter is melted, whisk in the brown rice flour.
  • Make sure to keep the mixture moving.
  • Cook for about 5 minutes whisking constantly.
  • Next, add in milk slowing and whisking into the mixture. This should take another 5 minutes to combine all of it.
  • Take of the roux off the heat and set aside.
  • Over high heat, add the frozen or fresh broccoli florets to a large pot.
  • Add 5 Cups of chicken broth on top of the broccoli.
  • Let boil and cook for 10 minutes if broccoli is frozen and cooked already and then lower to simmer. 15 minutes if broccoli is fresh.
  • Then, slowly add in the roux. You want to get the soup to a thickness you are comfortable with. I used all of it and it was extremely thick. It's your call how thick you want it.

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Nutrition

Calories: 719kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Cholesterol: 128mg | Sodium: 1572mg | Potassium: 984mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2390IU | Vitamin C: 147mg | Calcium: 210mg | Iron: 2.8mg

Creamy Broccoli Soup

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