Easy Vegan Chicken Rice and Lime Soup Recipe



Since I decided to work on taking my podcast to the next level, I haven't had much time to make full videos on YouTube.

>> Watch the one-minute video  <<

The solution? Put short recipe videos on social media.

I'm saving sooo much time doing it this way, so I really don't know when I will be back to YouTube. lol

I’ve been making this vegan chicken rice and lime recipe for about 3 years now!

It takes about 30-minutes and is very family-friendly.
The measurements below are enough soup for 3 people. 
You can easily double the ingredients to serve up to 6 people.


Let me know what you think when you make it!


Easy Vegan Chicken Rice and Lime Soup

by Brown Vegan

Cook Time: 30

Keywords: saute vegan vegetarian

Ingredients (serves 3)

  • 1 tablespoon olive or coconut oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 stalks of celery, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 9 oz vegan chicken (you can find @beyondmeat brand in the frozen section at Target)
  • 1/2 juice of lime
For serving:
  • 2 avocados
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • Red chili flakes (if you want a little heat)
  • Cooked rice (about 4 cups)


In a medium pot, sauté the onions and garlic for 3 minutes on medium heat, stirring occasionally.

Stir in celery, cumin, smoked paprika, oregano and salt.

Cook for 3 more minutes.

Next, add diced tomatoes and broth and bring to a boil.

Chop vegan chicken into bite-sized pieces.

Once boiling, mix in vegan chicken, cover and cook for 5 more minutes.

-The vegan chicken is already cooked, so you only need to warm for about 5 minutes.

Don’t overcook it.-

Squeeze in lime juice (about 2 teaspoons) and adjust seasoning, if necessary.

Serve soup with chopped avocado, cilantro, red chili flakes and rice.

Inspired by Laura in the Kitchen

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Recipe adapted from Laura in the Kitchen's recipe


Here's the one-minute recipe video...

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Here's How To Make Your Favorite Recipes Vegan

I'm working on improving the quality (and consistency) of the videos on my YouTube channel, so I've been watching a lot of cooking video for inspiration.

Majority of the videos I come across online aren't vegan, but with a few adjustments, you can make nearly any recipe vegan. 

Here's what you do...

Continue to eat some of your favorite dishes, but switch out ingredients for vegan options that are more compassionate (to animals and the planet) and your body.

In the two examples below, I will show you how you can easily switch out the meat, dairy, etc. to make each recipe vegan. 


Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken from the Tasty YouTube channel

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Here are the ingredients we need to switch out to make it vegan....

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Instead of honey, use agave nectar or Bee Free Honee.


Instead of animal flesh, you can purchase vegan chicken from brands like Beyond Meat and Gardein (frozen section at Target).

If you make this recipe, be sure to add the vegan chicken in as the last step because it's already cooked.

Loaded Baked Potatoes from Tasty YouTube channel

Here are the ingredients we need to switch out to make it vegan....


Replace with brands like Field Roast or Daiya 


A couple of options to replace it...

1) Purchase coconut bacon from Phoney Baloney

2) Make your own coconut bacon with this recipe 


A couple of options to replace it...

1) Buy it in the store- Tofutti is the brand I see most often

2) Make your own -

  • 15 oz can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt

Put the unopened can of coconut milk in the fridge overnight. Open the can and remove the creamy coconut on top (you can use the water for smoothies).

Whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl and serve as usual.


Replace this with Earth Balance vegan margarine or olive oil.


Replace with unsweetened almond, coconut milk, soy or almond milk. 


Have you veganized any of your fave recipes lately?

Let me know in the comments. :-)

Vegan School Lunches


With school starting for so many families, I want to share some tips and recipes to make the vegan shift as fun and long-term for your family as possible.

Check out videos and blog posts and tips below...


3 Easy & Affordable Vegan School Lunches

How to Plan A Vegan School Lunch For Kids

Blog posts:

How to Make School Lunches Your Kids Will Actually Eat

Lunch Box Tip# 1: Fresh Fruit, Veggies, And Dips

Lunch Box Tip#2: 3 Reasons Water Bottles Are Better Than Juice Boxes

Try not to overthink vegan school lunches!

What are you already packing for your kids' school lunch? Work on replacing that meat, dairy, and eggs with healthier and more compassionate vegan options.


Quick examples:

  • Instead of a turkey sandwich with dairy cheese and mayo ---> Send sandwiches with vegan deli slices (Field Roast brand is good) and vegan cheese slices and mustard OR peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
  • Instead of dairy milk ---> Send chocolate almond milk, juice or water
  • Instead of Cheez-It crackers (contains dairy) ---> Send popcorn, pretzels or Ritz crackers (it's vegan)

Be Vegan...Even At the Cookout

With Labor Day coming up, I want to give you some tips (& recipes) on how to be a vegan at cookouts.

Check out the vegan tip of the week, where I share 3 tips on my Instagram...

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Since the time limit is only 1-minute for Instagram videos, here are a few more tips:

  • Don't feel like you have to bring up the fact that your dish is vegan. Just put your food with the rest of the dishes.
  • Eat after you leave - I'm the queen of hitting up Chipotle on the way home from any social event. You can also stash nuts, fruit, and seeds in your car to hold you over until you get home.
  • Don't preach! Just chat with those who want to know more (and people will) in the most loving way possible. Try not to get defensive when someone has a sly comment. It happens! *sigh*

Check out these recipes you can bring to the cookout:


Pasta Salad


You can also take pre-made vegan hotdogs & hamburger patties with you to throw on the grill. Field Roast & Beyond Meat are brands with great options.

Also, I love this homemade vegan burger that's perfect for the grill.

I hope this is helpful!