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Ukha soup in a pot

Fish Soup aka Ukha (Russian Classic)

This recipe for Ukha (Russian fish soup) is light, herby, and full of tender salmon. It's so simple and made in one pot!
Course Soup
Cuisine Russian, Ukrainian
Keyword fish soup, russian fish soup, ukha soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 73kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin


  • 1 lb salmon filets
  • 1/4 cup rice
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 small potatoes
  • 1/3 cup parsley chopped
  • 1/3 cup dill chopped
  • 1 tbsp salt adjust to taste
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper adjust to taste


  • Dice the onions. Slice the carrot into half rings and the potatoes into small cubes. Cut salmon into bite-size pieces.
    Ingredients for Ukha soup
  • Bring 4 quarts of water to boil in a large soup pot.
    rice, onions, carrots and a pot of water
  • Add in the rice and season the water with salt. Add in the carrots and onions. Let the soup simmer until the rice is cooked and the veggies are easily pierced with a fork.
    onions, carrots and rice in a pot with water
  • Next, add in the salmon and potatoes. Let the soup simmer until the fish and potatoes are fully cooked.
    Fish and potatos next to the pot
  • Add the fresh herbs and remove the soup from heat.
    Parsley and dill chopped up in a bowl
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!
    Ukha soup in a pot


Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 604mg | Potassium: 234mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1107IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg