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Hot & sour coconut soup

Hot & sour coconut soup

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(12 ratings)

Ready in 25-30 minutes

Easy

Serves 4
A really light soup with plenty of fresh vibrant flavours. Serve it as a main course, or without rice as a light starter

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition

  • kcalories356
  • fat19g
  • saturates15g
  • carbs26g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre1g
  • protein22g
  • salt2.47g
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Ingredients

  • 100g Thai fragrant rice
  • 1.2l chicken stock or vegetable stock
  • 1 stalk of lemongrass, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped galangal or root ginger
  • 4 fresh or freeze-dried kaffir lime leaf, chopped or crumbled
  • 2 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 250g skinless boneless chicken breast, thinly sliced

    Chicken

    chik-en

    Chicken's many plus points - its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it…

  • 175g chestnut mushroom, sliced
  • 200g cherry tomato, halved
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce (nam pla)

    Fish sauce

    A seasoning often used in Vietnamese and Thai cooking. In Vietnam it is usually made from shrimp…

  • 200ml carton coconut cream
  • a handful of fresh coriander, chopped

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Method

  1. Cook the rice in boiling salted water for about 10 minutes, until tender, then drain and set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the stock in a large pan, add the lemongrass, galangal or ginger, lime leaves and chillies and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the chicken and mushrooms and simmer for a further 5 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, lime juice, fish sauce and coconut cream and simmer for 5 minutes more. Scatter over the coriander and serve each portion with a little cooked rice spooned in.

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Comments (9)

jmcguire's picture
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Simple ingredients and as someone else commented, you can throw in various bits and pieces that are lurking in the fridge. Will definitely make again in future. Lovely for a cold winter evening.

oliversarmy's picture

My family adore this soup. Its is so simple, quick and very healthy. Even the young ones love it. It has become a staple and now I add all sorts to it, whatever happens to be in the fridge and it seems to work with everything ! Its even impressed friends at dinner parties....managed to find some cute little bowls in a charity shop....looks fab !

tommygun303's picture
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This is by far the nicest soup I have ever tasted. My girlfriend and I could eat this every day and not get bored. Absolitely delicious and deserves 10 stars!
I personally go easy on the fish sauce but it's just my preference as can be quite over powering.

bigbird0966's picture
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Absolutely delicious!!.....& soooooo quick & easy.

I wilted some additional bok choi in at the last 2 mins for some extra crunch, which was lovely.

Next time I make it I'm only going for 1 tbsp of fish sauce as it was a little on the salty side for us, but apart from that.

Get on & make it if you haven't already....you won't be disappointed.

rachelhealey's picture

My 16 year old son made this as the starter for a 3 course meal he cooked today as part of his GCSE catering exam, he practised on the family at the weekend and it was yummy!

lovesitalian's picture
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I love this recipe!! Very easy and quick to do. Tasty with prawns also :)

bumblesquat's picture
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Sorry, forgot to put 5 stars in above comment.

bumblesquat's picture
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I love Thai food and thought this was absolutely lovely and authentic tasting.

bronwen76's picture
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This was fantastic i fancied something spicy but warming and i got it all in one

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shinefamily's picture

I used only a teaspoon of Fish Sauce and substituted a dash or two of chilli powder rather than fresh chili, which made controlling the spice level much easier. Tastes exactly like what you would order at a restaurant! Yum!

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