Oriental Rice Soup

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1.5 litre chicken/vegetable stock
  • 1/2 cup - carrot, cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 cup - button mushroom, sliced
  • 1/3 cup - jasmine or Basmati rice
  • 2 tbsp - vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp - ginger, minced
  • 15 cm - lemon grass, long stem
  • 1 tbsp - mint leaves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp - coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 fresh red chilli, sliced
  • coriander springs to garnish
  • 2 tbsp - lime juice
  • salt to taste

How to Make Oriental Rice Soup

  • Heat the vegetable oil in a deep pan.
  • Add ginger and fry for few seconds.
  • Add 1/2 the stock. (Boil the remaining stock and keep it hot)
  • Lightly bruise the lemon grass stem and add to the pan with mint and coriander leaves.
  • When the stock begins to boil wash the rice, drain and add to the pan.
  • Simmer till the rice is half cooked.
  • Add carrot, mushroom, red chilli and salt.
  • When the rice is cooked but still chewy (avoid over cooking), add the remaining stock.
  • Let the soup boil for 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat, discard the lemon grass.
  • Add lime juice and serve hot, garnished with a couple of coriander sprigs.